We are all exposed at times to some form of manual handling such as lifting, carrying, pulling and pushing actions that can be compounded by simultaneous movements such as climbing or pivoting. Personal injuries resulting from incorrect manual handling in the workplace accounts for over one million working days lost per year, as well as the pain and suffering experienced by the casualties. Correct manual handling techniques can make a huge difference.
The risks arising from manual handling have been recognised by the Health and Safety Executive for many years, as evidenced in their regulations and advisory activities promoting good practice.
The Regulations require employers to provide their employees with health and safety information and training – supplemented, as necessary, with more specific information and training on manual handling injury risks and prevention.
This course provides an ideal approach to safer and more effective manual handling – not only meeting HSE recommendations, but also promoting good and safe practices in any situation.
Who can attend
The qualification is designed for people who have to carry out manual handling tasks in their place of work. This includes industrial and office based environments. It is suitable as an introduction to those starting work that involves manual handling activities, those returning to such work or simply as safety refresher training.
This one day Safe Moving and Handling course is designed to provide the learners with the opportunity to develop skills, knowledge and understanding to enable them to apply safe manual handling principles and be aware of their responsibilities.