Who should attend?
Virtually all companies have a manual handling requirement –. Under Health and Safety Legislation, there is a duty to identify where this lifting could lead to a significant risk of injury, then to take common-sense measures to reduce the risk.
Course Aims & Objectives
To cover the duty of care placed on employers by the manual handling regulations 1998 to provide staff involved in manual handling with adequate training. To give employees the information to complete manual handling tasks efficiently and safely.
- Introduction to the course and the trainer
- What is manual handling as defined by the regulations
- The duties placed upon the employer by the regulations
- The duties placed upon the employee by the regulations
- Risk assessment of manual handling
- What is hazardous manual handling and how it can be avoided
- How can the safe use of lifting aids help avoid hazardous manual handling
- The functions of the spine
- Common manual handling injuries
- What causes a slipped disk and how it can be avoided
- HSE guidelines on safe lifting weights
- The safe lifting method in theory
- Each course delegate will be given a theoretical test (multi-choice format) to assess their job-related safety knowledge
- Each candidate will have to have to demonstrate how to safely lift
- Each candidate will have to perform a two-person lift with a static item
- Each candidate will have to complete a risk assessment form for a manual handling task given by the instructor
On completion of the course and successfully passing the required testing, the delegates are awarded a certificate that complies with the recommendations of the Health and Safety commission approved code of practice. It is recommended that this course is refreshed every 3 years.
We can offer courses on your company premises for a maximum of 12 delegates per course.