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Manual Handling

Duration:1/2 Day




For :

This programme is designed for any person(s) who have to train and/or assess those who  are involved in manual handling in the workplace i.e. Employers, Managers, Supervisors or  Operatives.


Course Duration: Half Day


Course Aim:

To provide delegates with a thorough understanding of how to minimise the risk of

injury to themselves and others by increasing awareness of potential manual

handling hazards in the workplace and their outcomes.


Course Content:

  • Health & Safety at Work Act 1974
  • Manual Handling Regulations
  • Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations
  • Accident Statistics
  • The functions of the spine and muscular system
  • Typical injuries
  • Hazard identification and assessment of:
    • The task
    • The load
    • The working environment
    • Individual capabilities
  • Correct handling techniques
  • Practical exercises and tuition


Training Methods:

A high proportion of group participation including practical exercises in lifting techniques, supplemented with video and classroom based tutorials.