Manual Handling Training
The manual handling training course is aimed at all levels of employees who may undertake manual handling operations. This includes the transporting of a load of items by lifting, putting down, pushing, pulling, carrying or moving thereof by hand or by bodily force.
Manual handling is monitored under HSE regulations. Handling incidents provide a threat to the well-being of staff. There are various risk factors which can exacerbate injuries related to manual handling.
This includes: the weight of the item being carried, the numbers of times it must be picked-up or put down, how far it needs to be carried, the place it is being picked up to/put down from. (Being place on a high shelf, picking up from the floor.)
Additionally, risk factors in manual handling include awkward postures and dangerous motions, such as bending or twisting.
Manual handling training can effectively prevent injuries in the workplace. This reduces time-off required and the possibility of companies being sued or shut down.
Manual Handling Training Regulations:
Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 (MHOR) is the legislative document which explains the responsibility of employers to ensure the safety and well-being of their employees, with regard to manual handling.
Manual Handling Training Benefits:
Manual Handling Training will be beneficial to anyone undergoing work where they are required to lift objects repeatedly. If your employees have an increased awareness of safety regulations, and how to do their job safely, it will result in less sick days being taken because of injuries. Additionally, it reduces the chance of legal action being taken if employees have been educated according to proper safety regulations.
There are currently no dates scheduled for Manual Handling Training. It you're interested in this course, we can organise a date that suits you and your team. Contact us now.
- Use a safe lifting method to lift an object
- Identify the hazards when undertaking a manual handling task
- Select the correct PPE before carrying out a manual handling task
- Select mechanical aids to help you lift/transport an object
- Plan and risk assess a manual handling task
The aim of the session is to give candidates a better understanding of safe methods of manual handling and be aware of the hazards arising from manual handling tasks.
Any person who wishes to undertake a manual handling task in the workplace.
This can include:
- Warehouse workers
- Factory workers
- Manual labourers
- Those who load and unload vehicles
- Construction workers
- Some office workers
Multiple choice question paper
A high quality certificate.
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