Manual Handling Awareness

Training (only)

Duration Notes: 1/2 day
Delivery Method: Theory and Practical

Introduction

Know how to move items correctly with our concise course in Manual Handling Awareness and reduce risk of injury in your workplace.

Overview

It is important that manual handling is done correctly to avoid injury. Taking our course will give you the practical knowledge you need to understand the risks involved if you handle items incorrectly.

The finer details

This is a training only half day course. But in that time you'll learn the basic skills of manual handling with background theory and practice. You'll look at the types of injuries caused by incorrect handling and how to stay safe when performing tasks.

Course sessions:

  • Introduction to manual handling
  • Manual handling and the law
  • The musculoskeletal system
  • Mechanics of movement
  • Types of manual handling injuries
  • Risk assessment
  • Control measures for reducing the risks of harm
  • Principles of safer handling
  • Manual handling equipment.

When you've completed the course you'll get a training certificate.

Who should attend?

Whether you are an employee or self-employed and work in a controlled environment, our course is for you. It is especially important if you are carrying out repetitive tasks that involve manual handling.

What will be covered?

By the end of this course, you'll be able to:

  • State the principles of safe lifting to minimise risk of injury
  • Be aware of parts of your body that are at risk of injury due to poor handling techniques and understand common injuries and how they occur
  • Better recognise the you handle of manual handling and how to help reduce them in yourworkplace.

Other areas of interest

  • Safe Lifting Techniques (with Problem Solving)
  • Health and Safety for the Workplace.