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Manual Handling Assessment

If your staff are undertaking potentially hazardous manual handling activities, then it is a legal requirement under the Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 to ensure that effective training is provided.

More than 25% of the accidents reported each year to the HSE are associated with Manual Handling.

You can study by attending a classroom course, involving face-to-face teaching which can be organised as an in-house course in your premises if you have a number of delegates who require training. 

Please contact us for further information on how this course might meet your needs. 

Designed for

Training/health and safety officers, supervisors and other key staff nominated to conduct manual handling assessments in their own organisation. 

Outline

A course that provides guidance which enables effective risk assessments of manual handling operations, in accordance with the Manual Handling Operations Regulations.  Structured assessment of practical lifting situations. Identification of movements with potential to damage individuals. Use of assessment forms. Exercises enabling transfer of knowledge and skill to own work situations.

The course is designed for employees with little or no knowledge of manual handling so is ideal for induction and refresher training.

It is also particularly relevant to those attending the Manual Handling Trainers Course.

Aims and Objectives

By the end of the course delegates will be able to:

  • State the legal requirements with regard to Manual Handling
  • List and explain the movements with potential to damage individuals
  • Demonstrate the use of an assessment form
  • Demonstrate the ability to carry out assessments using materials from video clips, to the standards of the instructor

Content

  • Legal requirements
  • Assessment methodology
  • Consideration of the: Task/Individual/Load/Environment
  • Manual handling principals
  • Establishing the critical tasks
  • Practical assessments
  • Identification of corrective action

Duration: 1 day 

Classroom based taught courses

You can study by attending a classroom course, involving face-to-face teaching which can be organised as an in-house course in your premises if you have a number of delegates who require training. 

Please contact us for further information on how this course might meet your needs. 

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