Most jobs involve some form of manual handling of objects. Small or large, light or heavy, things need to be moved from one place to another. When staff are absent following an injury at work, it could mean finding cover for duties, reporting to the HSE, filling out forms, and many more time consuming activities. Providing specific training will help to reduce the risks of your staff being injured at work.
‘Manual handling causes 26% of all workplace injuries. These include work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) such as pain and injuries to arms, legs and joints, and repetitive strain injuries of various sorts.
The term manual handling covers a wide variety of activities including lifting, lowering, pushing, pulling and carrying. If any of these tasks are not carried out appropriately there is a risk of injury’. Find out more at hse.gov.uk
This training focuses on the fundamental rules of manual handling of objects and gives staff the knowledge and practical skills to carry out their duties in a safe manner.
Manual Handling of Objects – Course content
- What is manual handling?
- Types of injuries
- Minimising risk and risk controls
- Practical handling techniques (individual and team lifting)
- Consequences of getting it wrong
Certificates of attendance will be issued on completion of the course and a manual handling poster, if required, that can be displayed to remind people of correct techniques.
Course Length – 3 1/2 hours including a break
Cost – £450.00 for up to 12 people
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