Manual Handling, Spectra, Friday, 15. March 2019

This Manual Handling training course provides the necessary information and training for organisations to understand more about the risks associated with manual handling and how to ensureappropriate control measures are put in place.
Who is the course aimed at?The manual handling course is aimed at all levels of employees who may undertake manual handling operations, including the transporting of a load of items by lifting, putting down, pushing, pulling, carrying or moving thereof by hand or by bodily force.
Learning outcomes

Understand the legal responsibilities and the duties placed on employers and employees.
Be able to define manual handling and explain the common causes of injury.
Be able to recognise manual handling hazards.
Understand the types of injury that can be caused by poor manual handling practice.
Understand and practice the best way to handle loads to maintain a safe working environment.

Course Objectives

Introduction and Legislation – what is manual handling, causes of injury, benefits of controlling risks, manual handling legislation,
employer and employee duties and HSE guidance.
Identifying the Risks – types of injury, occupations most at risk, the mechanics of movement and factors that increase the risk of harm.
Reducing and Controlling the Risks – preparing a manual handling operation, individual capacity, reducing the risk of harm, load and
environment, PPE and reducing the risks from team handling.
Manual Handling Techniques – lifting from low levels, lowering from height, carrying, pushing and pulling and team handling.

Friday, 15. March 2019, Spectra, Manual Handling

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