Manual handling

Lesson plan - 1/2 day course

This course is designed for operatives and supervisors who are required to manually move equipment from one place to another.

  1. To state the requirements of the relevant regulations and to identify manual handling activities. To demonstrate the kinetic way of lifting and using aids incorporating the correct use of P.P.E equipment.
  2. On the completion of the training the attendees will understand all health & safety responsibilities, regulations, requirements, manual handling defined and the risks of poor technique. Task assessment load –environment-individual. Three step approach 1. Eliminating the risk   2. Reducing the risk 3. Correct technique. Kinetic lifting manual aids and taking care of your back. P.P.E equipment regulations, maintenance, replacement and use.

Training program:

8.00 - 8.15 Registration and Coffee
8.15 - 8.30 Introduction to course including:
  ‘Power point’ presentation ‘Safe excavation’

Course aim


Course objectives

  Content and timings

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8.45 - 10.00

Health & Safety responsibilities


Explain current legislation for moving and handling

  Manual Handling Operations Regulations   (1992)
  Management of Health & Safety at work Regulations (1999)
  Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations (1998)
  Provision and Use of Work Equipment Operations (1998)
  Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations RIDDOR (1995)
10.00 - 10.15 Coffee break
10.15 - 12.00 Getting to grips with manual handling
12.00 - 12.30 Run through manual handling checklist
12.30 - 1.30 On site assessment individual lifting and team lifting
1.30 - 2.00 Written test and run through assessment