Manual Handling Training

Manikin lifting box

This half day Manual Handling course is designed for any person(s) who, as part of their working duties, are involved in the moving of any objects by manual force whether lifting, pulling, pushing or setting down. The course covers correct lifting techniques, risk assessment, hazardous loads, harmful effects of incorrect lifting, regulations, recommended weights and potential hazards.

Duration:

3 – 4 Hours (depending on class size and experience)

Target Group:

Any person(s) who, as part of their working duties, are involved in the moving of any objects by manual force whether lifting, pulling, pushing or setting down.

Aims:

To cover the duty of care placed on employers by the manual handling regulations 1998 to provide staff involved in manual handling with adequate training. To give employees the information to complete manual handling tasks efficiently and safely.

Theory Content:

  • Introduction to the course and the trainer
  • What is manual handling as defined by the regulations
  • The duties placed upon the employer by the regulations
  • The duties placed upon the employee by the regulations
  • Risk assessment of manual handling
  • What is hazardous manual handling and how it can be avoided
  • How can the safe use of lifting aids help avoid hazardous manual handling
  • The functions of the spine
  • Common manual handling injuries
  • What causes a slipped disk and how it can be avoided
  • HSE guidelines on safe lifting weights
  • The safe lifting method in theory
  • Multiple choice test of ten questions

Practical Content:

  • Each candidate will have to have to demonstrate how to safety lift different items from a standard box with and even weight to a sack with a moving and uneven weight.
  • Each candidate will have to perform a two person lift with a static item
  • Each candidate will have to complete a risk assessment form for a manual handling task given by the instructor

(Assessments will be carried out by the instructor throughout the practical part of the course)

 

 

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