Incorrect manual handling causes over a third of all workplace injuries
The law states that employers have a legal responsibility to provide adequate training for those who perform manual handling tasks in their day to day role. With statistics like these it’s too expensive and disruptive to business operation not to.
This regulated and nationally recognised qualification is designed for those who work, or intend to work, in a role that involves manual handling. It is the perfect course for those working in a variety of environments including warehouses and shops.
- Common manual handling injuries
- Manual handling laws
- Responsibilities of employers and employees
- Risk assessments
- Safe movement principles associated with manual handling, including the body’s:
- Musculoskeletal system
- Centre of gravity
- Lever system
- Manual handling equipment
- Types of manual handling aids and equipment
- Maintenance and requirements for testing
- Manual handling practical sessions:
- Solo lifting, carrying and lowering an object
- Team manual handling
- Using equipment
1 day course Ofqual regulated
Successful candidates will learn the key principles of manual handling and how to apply these to their workplace. They will also practise a wide range of techniques, ensuring that they leave the course confident and proficient in moving and handling.