This course is aimed at those who carry out manual handling
activities at work and introduces students to the hazards
of manual handling, the risks involved and controls available
and what to expect from a manual handling assessment. Successful
completion will prepare students to look carefully at their
own work activities and contribute to the development of
safer methods and tasks, in co-operation with their managers
Topic areas covered
The process of manual handling in the workplace
Manual handling injuries and the activities which
Manual handling assessment
and control options
Responsibilities imposed by the Manual
Handling Operations Regulations
Kinetic lifting (practical)
Operatives concerned with the lifting and carrying of materials as
part of their day-to-day activities
To develop an understanding of the principles
of manual handling, the potential for injuries and the preventative
To identify relevant manual
handling situations in his or her own workplace.
To understand the causative
factors behind manual handling injuries and the control measures that
may be adopted to reduce the level of risk.
To create an awareness of
the need for manual handling tasks to be assessed.
To understand the fundamental
requirements of the Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992.
In-Company or Local Venue
Please telephone for details of future dates and venues
Attendees will be issued with a certificate of attendance.