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.
The Manual Handling Operations Regulations apply to a wide range of manual handling activities, including lifting, lowering, pushing, pulling or carrying. They require employers to:
- Avoid the need for hazardous manual handling, so far as is reasonably practicable
- Assess the risk of injury from any hazardous manual handling that can't be avoided
- Reduce the risk of injury from hazardous manual handling, so far as is reasonably practicable
We provide a comprehensive Manual Handling Course consisting of an initial classroom theory session followed by one-to-one training in the workplace.
The course covers the following:
- Introduction to applicable legislation
- Identifying risks and types of injuries
- Manual handling risk assessment
- Manual handling techniques
- One-to-one training and observation in the workplace
|Manual Handling Training||1/2 days||On-site|
Maximum delegate numbers apply and will be stated at the point of enquiry.
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