Manual Handling Techniques


This programme is designed for any person(s) who have to train and/or assess those who are involved in manual handling in the workplace i.e. Employers, Managers, Supervisors or Operatives. This course can be completed in just half a day.

The aim of this course is to provide delegates with a thorough understanding of how to minimise the risk of injury to themselves and others by increasing awareness of potential manual handling hazards in the workplace and their outcomes

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  • Health & Safety at work Act 1974
  • Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations
  • Accident costs, causes, investigation, prevention and reporting requirements
  • Manual handling regulations
  • Accident statistics
  • The functions of the spine and muscular system
  • Hazard identification and assessment of:
  • Typical injuries
  • The task
  • The working environment
  • The load
  • Practical exercises and tuition
  • Correct handling techniques