Manual Handling

Manual handling is any transporting or supporting of a load by one or more workers. It includes the following activities: lifting, holding, putting down, pushing, pulling, carrying or moving of a load. (Read What is Manual Handling?)

Incorrect manual handling of loads is one of the most common causes of injury at work, accounting for nearly one third of all reported accidents. The Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 were introduced to help minimise the risk from manual handling operations. A requirement of these regulations is that employees are suitably informed and capable of performing manual handling operations.

Our Manual Handling courses are fully accredited to NPORS or they can be delivered as an In – House training.

Contact our office to book a course around your schedule either here at our training depot in Glossop or at your place of work.

Course TitleManual Handling
Course DurationHalf Day
AccreditationIn House
Delegates12 Maximum
This Manual Handling course is designed for any person who may be required to carry out any manual handling in the workplace or requires familiarisation with the associated regulations. It will provide delegates with a thorough understanding of how to minimise the risk of injury to themselves and others by increasing awareness of potential hazards in the workplace and their outcomes. Delegates attending this course should be 18+ years and be physically and mentally fit to withstand the rigours of training.
By the end of this course the delegates will be able to: • Summarise the legislation and manual handling regulations that relate to lifting in the workplace • Appreciate the financial impact on industry caused by injuries from poor manual handling • Identify and assess potential hazards and choose appropriate methods of risk control which includes the selection of any lifting equipment that may be required • Carry out Manual Handling Techniques
• Health & Safety at work Act 1974 • Associated regulations • Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations • Accident statistics • The functions of the spine and muscular system • Typical injuries • Hazard identification and assessment • Correct handling techniques • Practical exercises and tuition
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