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Manual Handling training

INTRODUCTION:

Injuries caused by manual handling are responsible for a significant number of accidents and lost working time in workplaces. This course provides information, advice and general techniques for safe manual handling.

AIMS AND OBJECTIVES OF THE SESSION:

  • Be able to define Manual Handling
  • Understand the dangers of hazardous manual handling
  • Know how to avoid hazardous manual handling
  • Learn good manual handling technique
  • Adapt this technique to the types of handling carried out at work

ON RETURNING TO THE WORK PLACE YOU WILL BE ABLE TO:

  • Be aware of and understand manual handling risk assessments that apply to your work and assess how to avoid hazardous manual handling.
  • Be able to demonstrate and apply good manual handling technique within the workplace

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:

Newly appointed personnel whose work will regularly involve carrying out manual handling tasks. The course is also applicable for personnel such as manual handling assessors or Area Health & Safety Co-ordinators who wish to gain an understanding of safe lifting techniques. It is also appropriate as refresher training for staff who attended their last course more than 3 years ago.

PRE-COURSE PREPARATION:

Details of outstanding manual handling problems or issues should be brought to the training session for discussion. Part of the course will include a practical session so attendees are requested to dress appropriately, ie comfortable clothing and flat shoes, and be prepared to participate.

Please notify any medical issues/conditions that the trainer should be aware of prior to the start of the course.

COURSE DATES & TIMES


MAXIMUM NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS: 10

COURSE TUTOR: Nick Bathurst

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