MANUAL HANDLING REMAINS ONE OF THE MAIN CAUSES OF OCCUPANTION INJURIES WITH THE UK.
THE AVERAGE TIME OFF WORK FOR BACK INJURIES IS 20 DAYS, CAN YOU AFFORD TO LOSE SOMEONE FOR THIS LONG?
All types of work require an element of manual handling to be carried out. The Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 require employers to, as far as reasonably practicable, avoid the need for their employees to carry out manual handling.
This half day course is designed to provide attendees with the basic knowledge and techniques to enable them to safely carry out manual handling tasks that cannot be avoided.
Who should attend the course?
The course has been developed for anyone who needs to carry out manual handling tasks in the workplace.
Persons who would benefit from this course would include: Directors, Managers and Employee from any industry.
To help attendees understand
- Why manual handling tasks should be avoided
- What affects incorrect manual handling can have.
- Basic techniques to be used in carrying out manual handling tasks.
This course includes tutorials, syndicate exercises and a practical exercise / assessment.
- Manual handling statistics.
- An introduction to the Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992.
- The principles of manual handling
- Manual handling injuries
- The base position.
- Lifting from and lowering to ground level.
- Lifting from a desk or bench.
- Lifting from under a desk or bench.
- Team lifting.
The course will be in the form of a PowerPoint presentation with tutorials, syndicate exercises and practical exercise/assessment.
Maximum of 12 people per course.
All persons attending the course will be required to take part in the practical exercise and pass a test paper.