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Manual Handling

Many working days are lost each year through back and other injuries caused by poor lifting techniques. The Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 requires employers to provide, Safe use and the absence of risk to all when handling equipment, as so far as is reasonably practicable.

Course Objectives

Candidates will be able to conduct a risk assessment in compliance with the Manual Handling Regulations, plus lift and handle loads safely and efficiently, minimising the risk of injury and cumulative strain.

On successfully completing the course the candidate will be able to:

  • Comply with the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and the Manual Handling Regulations 1992.
  • Understand the effects on the Spine.
  • Understand risk assessment and theory with practical demonstrations.
  • Understand weight limits and guidelines.
  • Understand the cause of injury and strains when handling loads.
  • Understand manual handling techniques.
  • Understand manual handling in the workplace.
  • Understand the kinetic principles of lifting and handling loads.
  • Understand and be aware of accident statistics.
  • Understand dual lifting.
  • Meet the requirements of practical and theoretical tests.

Course Duration

One Day (Maximum 10 Students)

Further Inquiries

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