Job Description

Manual handling accidents account for more than a third of all accidents reported each year to the enforcing authorities. It is estimated that in excess of 500,000 people in Great Britain suffer from a musculoskeletal disorder (MSD), mainly affecting the upper limbs or neck that was caused, or made worse, by their current or past work. This course ensures employers comply with the Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 by providing appropriate knowledge of the risks and safety measures associated with manual handling tasks.

Course Details

The 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. This includes but is not limited to:

    • Warehouse and factory staff
    • Heavy manual labourers
    • Unloading and loading of vehicles
    • Construction and building site workers
    • Office workers
    • Delivery driver
    • Farmhands

    Course Objectives:

    By the end of the course learners will:

      • Be able to define manual handling and explain the common causes of injury.
      • Understand the legal responsibilities and the duties placed on employers and employees.
      • Be able to recognise manual handling hazards.
      • Understand the control measures that can be put into place to reduce the risk of harm.
      • Understand and practice the best way to handle loads to maintain a safe working environment.
       

      Course Content

      PART 1: Introduction & Legislation PART 2: Negative effects of Manual Handling PART 3: Risk Identification, Reduction & Control PART 4: Manual Handling Techniques
      What is Manual Handling? Musculoskeletal disorders What makes Manual Handling hazardous? Lifting
       Manual Handling statistics 2015/16 Causes of injury Task, Individual, Load and Environment (TILE) Pushing and pulling
      Benefits of controlling risks Back disorders Prevention measures Team handling and handling aids
      Employer and employee responsibilities Top tips for safe work practices