Manual Handling of Loads
The aim of this course is to give candidates an understanding of the manual handling regulations and the ability to recognise, assess and lift safely heavy and/or awkward loads.
Once individuals are trained to recognise the risks and dangers associated with unsafe manual handling, accidents involving manual handling can be reduced substantially with in the work place especially if it is part of an effective Health & Safety plan.
This ½ day course involves both theory and practical sessions and is designed to give delegates the knowledge, skills and ability to carry out safe manual handling within the workplace and reduce the amount of work related illness associated with manual handling accidents.
The course covers the following areas:
- Work related illness
- Anatomy and physiology of the back
- Health & Safety at Work Act 1974
- Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1999
- Manual Handling Regulations 1992
- Identification of heavy/bulky loads
- Safe lifting techniques
- Team lifts
- How to reduce manual handling risks
All information and practical training carried out during this course are in line with the Manual Handling Regulations 1992.