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Manual Handling


Product Description

The course is aimed at anyone who performs manual handling activities outside of the environment in the course of their day to day work. Participants will be able to performs manual handling activities to an In House standard

Product Specification

Back problems account for one-third of all workers' absence in the UK. Training your staff to handle objects and people safely can reduce the risk of injury for your employees, and keep your company's costs down in the long run.
The Manual Handling Operations Regulations place a duty on every employer to reduce the potential injury from manual handling operations.

Product Features

Basic Training 1 Day/Refresher Training 0.50 Day
Overview of Manual Handling Regulations
Anatomy basics
Identification of Spine Components
Identification of Manual Handling Injuries
Effects of Manual Handling Injuries
Good lifting practices
Risk Assessment of Manual Handling Activities
Controlling Manual Handling Risks
Manual Handling Activities: The Task
Holding loads away from the trunk
Bending, twisting, stooping or reaching upwards
Large vertical movements, Lifting from the floor
Lowering items from above shoulder height
Carrying loads over long distances
Repetitive tasks
Unpredictable movement of loads
Manual Handling Activities: The Individual
Age, body weight and physical fitness
Personal limitation
Previous histories of back pain or heart disease
Other problems associated with manual handling
Manual Handling Activities: The Load
Secure handhold
Heavy, Bulky/unwieldy, Difficult to grasp
Unstable/unpredictable
Intrinsically harmful (e.g. sharp or hot)
Unpredictable, Obscuring vision
Manual Handling Activities: The Environment
Adequate space to enable the activity to be conducted safety
Transportation route be free from obstruction
Lighting, heating and weather condition
Floors/ working surfaces in a safe condition
Adverse weather conditions
Manual Handling Activities: Other factors
Use of personal protective equipment (PPE)
Constant interruptions from other workers
Team lifting and handling awkward loads
Awkward lifts and environments
Theory Assessment
Practical Assessment


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