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About the Course
The number of claims by employees for injuries caused by manual handling continues to rise. One of the duties of care imposed by the Manual Handling Regulations 1992 is for employers to provide suitable and sufficient training for employees who are required to undertake manual handling activities at work.
This three hour course introducing manual handling in the workplace, the course will raise employee awareness of correct lifting techniques.
In many cases this course can be adapted for a specific group or business and delivered at the customers chosen location
Aims and objectives
On completion of this occupational health and safety training course, delegates will be able to:
- Outline the hazards and risks associated with manual handling activities
- Outline measures to reduce the risks
- Demonstrate application of good posture and efficient movement principles in a range of scenarios.
Who is the course intended for?
- Review of Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 (as amended)
- Spine and vertebrae structures
- Risk assessment
- Weight limits and guidelines
- Manual Handling Assessment Charts (MAC)
- Common back injuries and their causes
- Safe manual handling techniques
- Employer/employee obligations
Did you know that ...
- The failure to address moving & lifting issues in line with the Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 is a criminal offence.
- Around 5 million working days are lost each year due to back pain (equivalent to 20,000 people being off work every year).
- The cost to your production from losing a key operative can be very expensive.
- Reducing accidents and injuries should result in less compensation claims and lower insurance premiums.
- Employees have the right to return home in the same state of health that they arrived.