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Training Courses

General Health and Safety Training

Manual Handling

Introduction:

The Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 require a more formal approach to the subject of manual handling operations. Since the subject not only covers lifting but handling, pulling, pushing or moving by bodily force, the range is considerable and affects anyone in any organisation.

Course Objectives:

On completion of this course the trainee will be able to state the requirements of the manual handling regulations, be able to interpret the numerical guidelines, understand the parts of the body most at risk from incorrect manual handling, state the potential hazards from incorrect manual handling and explain the key requirements for correct kinetic handling technique.

Who the course is aimed at:

Managers, supervisors and those whose work involves manual handling, lifting of packages and objects, no matter what their occupation.

Course Contents:

  • Pre-course Theory Test Paper
  • Statutory Instruments & Standards
  • Manual Handling accident statistics
  • Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992
  • Musculoskeletal problems
  • Base movement
  • Awkward places
  • Awkward loads
  • Team lifting
  • Mechanical Aids / PPE Handling Aids
  • Written test paper
  • Practical sessions / Appraisals

Training Method:

Seminar and practical sessions with assessments. This is a half-day course.

Pre-requisite knowledge /qualification:

Involvement in any work necessitating manual handling

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