Manual Handling Training

Recommended For

All persons involved in Manual Handling tasks in the workplace. To include content relevant to a range of industries and workplaces. Both practical and theoretical elements to be included and assessed.

Course Objective

To give the candidate an awareness of legislation relevant to Manual Handling. Overview of requirements of relevant legislation. Consideration of Manual Handling injuries and factors which increase the possibility of injury. Give candidates an awareness of risk assessment of Manual Handling tasks. Raise awareness of ways of avoiding Manual Handling. Awareness of ways of reducing risk of injury.

Course Content

The Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 (2002).
Common Manual Handling Injuries.
Relevant Legislation.
Safe Systems of work for Manual Handling.
Risk Assessment. Practical Manual Handling Assessment.
Theoretical Assessment.

Skill Base

Awareness of Manual Handling Legislation.
Awareness of common injuries.
Ability to identify measures which could reduce the risk of injury.
Ability to assess simple manual handling task.
Carry out a task using correct manual handling techniques.

Course Requirements

No pre-course requirements.
Medical Requirements

A Reax statement of medical fitness to be signed prior to the commencement of the course. A reasonable level of fitness will be required to complete the practical element of this course.

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