Under the Health and Safety at Work act 1974 all employers have a duty of care to their employees and anyone else that could be affected by work-related activities. Poor manual handling is one of the main causes of musculo-skeletal problems leading to absences from work and it is essential that an employer can demonstrate they have done everything ‘so far as is reasonably practicable’ to reduce the risks from manual handling by ensuring suitable and sufficient risk assessment.
By the end of the course participants will be able to:
- Assess and reduce potential risks from manual handling of loads, associated equipment and people.
- Understand the responsibilities of employer and employee in relation to manual handling legislation.
- Identify the basic anatomy of the spine.
- Explain and demonstrate safe manual handling techniques.
- Understand the appropriate use of handling aids.
- Identify the implications of workplace situations and their management to avoid handling injuries.
- Analyse and define the manual handling training requirements of their workforce.
- Prepare for the delivery of training courses in manual handling techniques in their workplace.
- Have participated in practical exercises and practised a range of manual handling manoeuvres.
This is a 5- day course. 4 days from 09.30am – 4.30pm, day 5 from 09.30-12.30
Anyone with the responsibility for assessing manual handling operations of people and loads within any setting.
For more Information about this course or to request an application form. Please phone 01823 448100 or complete the enquiry form.
Cost per learner £450 + VAT.