Manual Handling Training

WHY DO STAFF NEED MANUAL HANDLING TRAINING?

We are all exposed at times to some form of manual handling such as lifting, carrying, pulling and pushing actions that can be compounded by simultaneous movements such as climbing or pivoting. Personal injuries resulting from incorrect manual handling in the workplace accounts for over one million working days lost per year, as well as the pain and suffering experienced by the casualties. Correct manual handling techniques can make a huge difference.

Over 33% of all work related injuries are from manual handling. In fact back injuries are the biggest cause of staff absence in the UK and yet most are preventable!

The risks arising from manual handling have been recognised by the Health and Safety Executive for many years, as evidenced in their regulations and advisory activities promoting good practice.

The Regulations require employers to provide their employees with health and safety information and training – supplemented, as necessary, with more specific information and training on manual handling injury risks and prevention.

This course provides an ideal approach to safer and more effective manual handling – not only meeting HSE recommendations, but also promoting good and safe practices in any situation.

WHO IS THIS TRAINING COURSE FOR?

This course is for any person who is involved in manual handling in the workplace.

OBJECTIVES

To learn how to improve manual handling techniques, move and handle loads safely and be able to conduct a personal manual handling risk assessment.

MANUAL HANDLING TRAINING COURSE CONTENT

  • Anatomy of the spine
  • Causes of back pain
  • Returning back to work
  • Moving & Handling Assessments
  • Manual Handling Legislation
  • Principles of safer Moving & Handling
  • Unsafe systems of work
  • Equipment demonstrations & practice
  • Manual Handling Risk Assessment
  • Evaluation

COURSE BENEFITS

This manual handling training course is a superb way to show your staff how to lift safely in a high impact 3 hour course. Once your staff have attended this manual handling training course, they will know have to look after their back properly and your business will be protected from the cost absenteeism and litigation.

From as little as £60 per person, this manual handling training course is a sound investment!

Are you looking to hold a group Manual Handling training course at your place of work? Receive this expert training course, for up to 15 delegates, for as little as £30 per person! For further details, please contact us on jb@cambridgeriskmanagement.co.uk