Manual Handling Training Course

Duration 1⁄2 day or 1 day
Time 4 – 6 hours
Max. number of participants 12
Pre-Requisite Participants must be in good health and free of injuries which may be aggravated by practical lifting exercises.

Description

Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 require the assessment of hazardous handling operations. This course will give the necessary skills to make those assessments to lift safely.

Course Aims

To provide the participant with the knowledge and practical skills to gain an understanding of the principles of manual handling.

Objectives

The participants will be able to:

  • Recognise the risks and practices indicated in manual handling and the consequences of poor posture
  • Be familiar with good ergonomic practices
  • Demonstrate good kinetic lifting principles
  • Employee / employers obligations
  • The importance of the TASK, LOAD, INDIVIDUAL CAPABILITY, ENVIRONMENT

Assessment

At the end of the course the participants will be required to complete a ‘tick test examination’ to confirm knowledge and understanding.

Qualification

At the end of the course you will be awarded a certificate of attendance.

Suitability

Manual handling courses are suitable for anyone whose work involves lifting or moving loads in any environment including the office.