manual handling
training

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 asses a heavy lifting situation.

Manual Handling

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

This training course is a half day programme for up to 10 participants. This training involves classroom tuition, and practical demonstrations. Wherever possible, demonstrations will involve a workplace setting or replication of typical work activities.

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

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

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