Manual Handling injuries cost the UK economy millions in lost working hours each year. If the manual handling injuries could be reduced through proper training of how to handle loads and lift safely it could save your company time and money. Our Manual Handling course is approved by ITSSAR and is also CITB approved to ensure you get the best quality training possible.
What' s covered on the Manual Handling course?
There are a number of topics and practical exercises covered during the course including;
The Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992.
Health and Safety at Work Order 1978 & other relevant legislation.
Repetitive strain injuries
Duties of Employers.
Duties of Employees.
Identifying the load.
Anatomy of the spine.
Principles of good movement.
Posture when lifting
Types & causes of injury.
8 steps of safe lifting
Practical application of lifting, pushing, pulling and carrying.
Single lifting floor to desk, desk to floor, above head to desk height to floor level.
Lifting involving the need to avoid twisting
Team lifting two person lift, three person lifts.
Lifting when seated
Off centre of gravity lifts
Lifting through doorways
Carrying various types of load
Carrying upstairs / downstairs
Team lift upstairs / downstairs
Lifting using company handling aids
Is this a theory only course?
No. There is a theoretical session covering legislation, lifting techniques etc and then this is followed up by a practical session which puts into practice the topics covered during the theory lesson.