Manual Handling

Back to: Health & Safety

Address:201 The Waterfront, Stonehouse Business Park, Stonehouse, Gloucestershire, GL10 3UT

Duration:1/2 day

Enquire Online More Details

" The instructor explained everything perfectly. 10/10. "

Alan Dick Communications

" Very well conducted, easily understandable with good practical experience. 10/10. "

Alan Dick Communications

" An excellent and very helpful course. The visual aids, hand outs and the instructor were all excellent. 10/10. "

Alan Dick Communications

" All the topics covered were very helpful to me and my colleagues. Thank-you for the instruction. 10/10. "

Alan Dick Communications

" Good course and well explained "

RY – K Yateman & Sons Ltd
  • Duration:1/2 day
  • Dates:Enquire for dates
Enquire Online

Who

This training course is designed for any person who in the normal course of their work is required to carry out Manual Handling tasks.

Aims

Incorrect manual handling is one of the most common causes of injury at work. It causes work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) which account for over a third of all workplace injuries. (For the latest statistics, visit the HSE web page, ) Manual handling injuries can happen anywhere people are at work – on farms and building sites, in factories, offices, warehouses, hospitals, banks, laboratories, and while making deliveries. Heavy manual labour, awkward postures, manual materials handling, and previous or existing injury are all risk factors in developing MSDs. There is more information and advice on MSDs on the HSE website, including advice on managing back pain at work.

Objectives

This training course will enable you to carry out basic Manual Handling operations safely and efficiently within your area of responsibility. On completion of this training course delegates should have sufficient information, and practice as is necessary to evaluate and perform Manual Handling tasks in the workplace.

Outline

  • Introduction
  • Duties and responsibilities
  • Understand the need for correct manual handling techniques
  • Personal factors influencing manual handling operations
  • Evaluate the task, load, environment and their individual capability
  • Methods of reducing risk
  • Recognise the types of injury resulting from incorrect manual handling
  • Demonstrate knowledge and correct lifting techniques relating to various kinds of load
  • Demonstrate knowledge and correct technique for pushing and pulling of various kinds of load
  • Understand and practice good team lifting techniques
  • Recognise various types of lifting aids available