Manual Handling – Principles and Practice

Name of Course
Manual Handling – Principles and Practice
Course Aim
This course will teach candidates techniques to lift, carry, push and pull objects safely within their individual capabilities with the aim of reducing the number of work-related injuries associated with manual handling.
Target Audience
This course is aimed at all staff in the workplace.
Course Objectives
All staff which have to carry out any manual handling activities at work by introducing them to the hazards of manual handling, the risks involved and the controls that are available to help prevent injury.

Part 1 will allow learners to understand the risks associated with manual handling and to make recommendations to manage those risks.

Part 2 will allow learners to apply the principles of safer handling to a range of everyday manual handling tasks.

Course Overview
  • Manual handling hazards, risks and controls
  • How manual handling operations can cause injury and harm
  • The scope of legal requirements and where guidance can be found
  • The process for assessing manual handling risks
  • The value of risk assessment and how it applies to safe manual handling practice
Format of Delivery
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