This half day course is aimed at employees who may be involved, in manual handling in the workplace.
Delegates are provided with the knowledge and skill required to minimise the risk of injury to themselves and others when manual handling. This includes the potential hazards and risks the consequences.
The course material and handouts are used in conjunction with the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and Approved Codes of Practices (ACOP).
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
This programme is designed for managers, supervisors and operatives who may be involved in, as part of their work, manual handling.
Delegates do not require any previous experience.
At the end of this course you should:
- Be able to understand the legal requirements and manual handling regulations
- Be able to understand the financial impact on industry caused by injuries from poor manual handling
- Be able to identify and assess potential hazards
- have the knowledge and skill to select the appropriate methods of risk control
- have knowledge of lifting equipment that may be required
- have the skills to carry out manual handling techniques in a safe and efficient manner.
The course content will cover:
- health & safety at work act 1974
- manual handling regulations
- management of health & safety at work regulations
- accident statistics
- the functions of the spine and muscular system
- typical injuries
- hazard identification and assessment of activity, load and environment
- physical capabilities
- correct handling techniques including practical exercises
Half day (approx 3 hours)