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Manual handling - train the trainer

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The Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 (as amended 2002) require employers to train staff involved in manual handling activities.

With large numbers or high turnover of staff, it can sometimes prove more cost effective to have the training resource in your own company.

This course is designed to enable staff to acquire sufficient knowledge and training competence to be able to prepare and deliver in company training to those staff at risk from manual handling activities, and to thus meet the above legislative requirements. It also incorporates the recent Health and Safety Executive guidance on ‘labelling loads’.

Outline and content

  • Legal requirements / duties of employer and employee
  • The harm that poor manual handling causes
  • Safe lifting and handling techniques (inc team lifts)
  • Relevant personal protective equipment requirements
  • Preparing / undertaking manual handling assessments
  • Control of manual handling risks
  • Labelling of loads
  • The principles & techniques of training
  • Preparing the training course and venue 
  • Assessing the attendees’ understanding of the course

 

Learning outcomes

With large numbers or high turnover of staff, it can sometimes prove more cost effective to have the training resource in your own company. This course is designed for in company trainers and supervisors who are responsible for the welfare of staff who undertake manual handling operations as part of their work.

  • Create and deliver a basic manual handling training course
  • Reduce risk of injuries to new employees
  • Provide refresher training to existing employees

Prerequisites

Awareness of the implications of manual handlling.

Course length

2 days. 

Up to 10 people.

Assessment

None.

Certification

Certificate of attendance.