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Manual Handling

Manual handling training focuses on teaching individuals safe techniques for lifting, carrying, pushing, and pulling objects to prevent injuries in the workplace.

Manual Handling

Manual handling training focuses on teaching individuals safe techniques for lifting, carrying, pushing, and pulling objects to prevent injuries in the workplace.

Level

Foundation

Course Duration

Half Day

Price Per Person

£95 (+VAT)

Accredited By

First Aid Awards

Course Overview

Manual handling training focuses on teaching individuals safe techniques for lifting, carrying, pushing, and pulling objects to prevent injuries in the workplace.

The training covers topics such as assessing risks associated with manual handling tasks, understanding the biomechanics of the body during lifting, and implementing ergonomic principles to minimise strain.

Participants learn proper lifting techniques, the importance of using mechanical aids when available, and how to organise their work environment to reduce the likelihood of accidents.

By promoting correct manual handling practices, this training aims to prevent musculoskeletal injuries and promote a safer working environment.

Who Should Attend?

A manual handling course is essential for a diverse array of professionals across numerous industries where lifting, carrying, pushing, or pulling objects is a routine part of the job.

This includes Warehouse and Logistics staff who handle goods, Construction Workers dealing with building materials, and Healthcare Personnel responsible for patient handling.

Retail employees, Manufacturing workers, and Office staff involved in moving items also benefit greatly from such training.

The course equips participants with crucial skills like proper lifting techniques, understanding load limits, and recognising potential hazards.

By attending, workers learn to minimise the risk of musculoskeletal injuries and promote workplace safety through effective manual handling practices.

Overall, the course aims to ensure that individuals can perform their tasks safely and contribute to a healthier work environment.

What Will I Learn?

  • Understanding of Manual Handling Hazards: Participants learn to recognize common hazards associated with manual handling tasks, such as heavy lifting, awkward postures, and repetitive movements.

 

  • Knowledge of Ergonomics: Understand the principles of ergonomics and how to apply them to reduce the risk of injury during manual handling activities.

 

  • Safe Lifting Techniques: Learn and practice safe lifting techniques to minimize strain on the body, including proper posture, use of the legs for lifting, and avoiding twisting motions.

 

  • Risk Assessment Skills: Gain skills in conducting risk assessments related to manual handling, identifying factors that could lead to injury, and implementing control measures.

 

  • Understanding of Legal Responsibilities: Understand legal obligations and workplace regulations concerning manual handling, including employer and employee responsibilities for safety.

 

  • Use of Handling Aids and Equipment: Learn about the use of handling aids and mechanical equipment to assist in safe manual handling practices, where applicable.

 

  • Injury Prevention: Understand the importance of injury prevention strategies, including the role of fitness and health in reducing the risk of musculoskeletal disorders.

 

  • Effective Communication: Develop communication skills to effectively coordinate manual handling tasks with colleagues, ensuring safety and efficiency.

 

By achieving these learning outcomes, participants are better equipped to perform manual handling tasks safely, reduce the risk of injuries such as strains and sprains, and contribute to a safer and more compliant workplace environment.

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