Manual handling awareness

Standard course or Train the Trainer option available

Almost 40% of reported industrial injuries involve manual handling. Intrinsically workplaces involve a considerable amount of lifting and moving.

The Manual Operations Regulations 1992 require employers to avoid the necessity of employees having to undertake manual handling work. Where this is not possible a suitable and sufficient risk assessment must be made and suitable steps taken to reduce the risk of injury.

Course is suitable for

Manual handling awareness training should be provided to anyone who may be involved in their day to day work (from picking and packing in a warehouse, or handling products in a factory, to carrying everyday objects in an office. That’s pretty much everyone of your employees- including yourself.

Course Duration

Standard course: Half day (approx. 3.5 hours)

Train the Trainer course: Full day (approx. 8 hours)

Course Content

The course is designed to raise awareness of the Manual Handling Regulations and promote good practice in the workplace. It includes:

  • The real costs of Manual Handling injuries
  • How manual handling can cause injuries (risk factors)
  • Causes of back pain
  • The spine, its structure and function
  • Understanding good handling techniques
  • Pushing and pulling, team handling, lifting lowering and carrying
  •  Practical element- the safe lifting method ‘Verification of competence’
  • Awareness of risk assessments (TILE)
  • How to plan your lift (FLUENCY)
  • The principles for controlling manual handling risk and applying these to a practical situation.

Additional content if Train the Trainer option selected

  • Training guidance and support
  • Participant inclusion
  • Learning styles
  • Telling vs teaching
  • Active Learning

Why Southern Power Tools?

Attendees will receive an engaging training course from a passionate trainer, where all of the relevant knowledge will be imparted. A proof of attendance certificate will be provided on successful completion of the validation.

Call now for more information or book your place 02392 551931

Group Bookings

Make a booking for 6 or more employees and we can run an abrasive wheel course on a date that suits you.

PLUS – you’ll also receive a 10% discount on your booking!

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