Manual Handling in the Workplace

£60

Key Features

  • Wall Certificate Included
  • HSE Approved
  • 3-4 Hours
  • Qualification valid for 2 years

Course Overview

Our Manual Handling course is intended to provide students with an understanding of how to safely handle loads. It covers practical aspects of lifting, lowering, carrying, pushing and pulling loads. While also provides information on the human spinal system, risk assessment, the legal responsibility of employers to their employees and techniques for the prevention of accidents.

The course involves knowledge development, and a series of practical exercises, followed by scenarios that allow the students to put their skills into practise.

Subjects covered in this course include:

  • The Spine
  • Common Injuries
  • The Law and Manual Handling
  • Assessing the Task
  • Good Lifting techniques
  • Practical Development
  • Lifting Boxes.
  • lifting Sacks
  • Pushing and pulling
  • Unusually shaped objects
  • Teamwork
  • Using Lifting Aids
  • Guidelines for Manual Handling
  • Risk Assessment
  • Additional factors
  • The Role of  Managers
  • In the Event of an Accident
  • Scenarios

Duration

This course is typically delivered over 3 – 4 hours.

Course Accreditation

This course is valid for 2 years from the date of completion.
A refresher course is advised every year.

Pre-Requisites

Min age 16 yrs, no prerequisite qualification required.