Amongst the causes of lost days due to work related injuries, manual handling activities account for the most in the UK. Appropriate training for employees in safe moving and handling techniques will not only aid compliance with legislation but also will avoid injuries which lead to lost working days and unnecessary suffering for employees.
This practical one day course is suitable for anyone who is required to manually handle loads as part of their workplace activities and uses a variety of training methods, including practical work.
The course covers:
- The legal responsibilities of employer and employees
- The principles of ergonomics
- Spinal structure and mechanics
- Principles of load management
- Assessment of risk prior to movement
- The importance of teamwork.
Assessment is by means of short theory and practical elements.
We offer in-house Manual Handling training which can be delivered at times to suit you and which can be tailored to your workplace, but our open course is ideal for those employers with only one or two persons requiring training.