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.
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