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Manual Handling

Manual-handling-Training-(1)

This course is designed to teach participants correct lifting techniques to prevent back injury and will also educate you how to safely approach and risk assess a heavy lifting situation.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

At the end of the training course participants should be able to:
• Briefly explain the manual handling duties of the employer and employees
• Explain briefly the functions of the body parts involved in manual handling and how they can be injured
• List typical manual handling risks and injuries
• Explain how to personally risk assess typical manual handling tasks in their workplace
• Describe the components of task specific manual handling risk assessments in their workplace
• Describe the 8 principles used in manual handling techniques
• Demonstrate safe manual handling techniques based on the 8 principles

TRAINING METHODOLOGY:

The training involves classroom tuition and practical demonstrations. Where ever possible
demonstrations will involve a workplace setting or replication of typical work activities

ASSESSMENT:

In skills demonstrations, candidates will be observed carrying
out the following practical tasks:

• Lifting or moving a sample load from point A to point B and verbalising the procedure
• The theory based examination assesses the candidate’s ability to recall and apply
theory and understanding requiring responses to multi-choice answer questions
• The questions may be answered in different media such as in writing or orally

COURSE DURATION

This is a half day programme.

HOW MANY WILL BE IN THE CLASS?

To ensure maximum participation and to enable each student gain the most out of the day, we
are adopting the ratio of a maximum of 10 students per course.

WHAT CERTIFICATION WILL I RECEIVE?

Sucessful students will receive Amber Fire certificates.
WHAT DO I NEED TO PROVIDE BEFORE THE COURSE?
Email us at sales@amberfire.ie
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