Manual Handling Training
Essential training to fulfil your legal obligations under the Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992.
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Manual handling covers a wide variety of tasks, including lifting, lowering, pushing, pulling and carrying. When any of these tasks are not carried out properly, then there is a risk of injury. More than a third of all reported injuries that result in someone being off work for more than three days are caused by manual handling. The Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 (as amended 2002) require employers to conduct risk assessments of manual handling activities that they undertake and to provide appropriate training for their employees.
This course will help employers meet this latter requirement, especially as its practical element is always centred on the actual manual handling that employees undertake, rather than the ‘box in the middle of the room’ scenario.
- The legal requirements and the duties of the employer and employee.
- The harm that poor manual handling causes.
- Safe lifting techniques.
- Safe handling techniques.
- The relevant personal protective equipment requirements.
- The issue of team lifts.
- Dynamic risk assessment.
- Injury management and rehabilitation.
Benefits to your organisation
Legal compliance with the requirement to train persons involved in manual handling activities along with a reduction in the risk of injury. These factors combined can reduce both lost time through work-related injuries and/or potential employers’ liability claims.
In company training:
As well as our public courses in London, we can also run this course in house at your premises anywhere in the world and at a time that suits you. If you would like further information about our in company options then speak to one of our course advisors now on 0333 210 1995 or fill in an enquiry form and we will get in touch with you.
Subject related eLearning:
The IOSH approved Manual handling eLearning course identifies what manual handling means, what considerations should be made before beginning a manual handling task, and the components of a good lifting technique in order to reduce the risk of a related injury from occurring.
For more information on the eLearning course, visit the Manual handling course page.