Manual Handling

A 1/2 day course covering both the legal aspects and the practical sign of safe manual handling in a work place, this course can be tailored to the clients needs to suit individual workplaces. Students will receive a certificate of competence in manual handling.

Course Content:

Introduction/Registration/Welcome

Manual Handling Risks:

Spotting the Hazards Injuries - Types/ Causes

Student Exercise:

Students are to list factors, which contribute to MH risks from a selection of workplace photos

Discuss: main areas, which effect Manual Handling

> The Task
> The Load
> Workplace Environment
> Individual Capabilities

Discuss: MH Operations Regulations 1992

> Employers Responsibilities
> Employees Responsibilities
> Control Options

Discuss: MH Risk Assessments

Student Exercise: MH Risk assessment of a work environment

Good Handling Techniques:

> Lifting
> Moving
> Lowering

Q+A Summary of Key points

(Additional subjects as requested)


Students will be issued with a certificate of competence in Manual Handling