Manual Handling (Half Day)

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Introduction

Roughly a third of work related injuries are from manual handling based activities. Carrying out such activities incorrectly severely increases the risk of physical injury, lost days and reduced productivity.

Objective

The course will enable the learner with the knowledge to safely carry out manual handling activities. Through theory and practical training the delegate will display sound lifting techniques and understanding of the risks.

Intended audience

This qualification is for anybody who performs manual handling as part of their job.

Entry requirements

Learners must be at least 16 years old on the first day of the training. There are no other formal entry requirements but to benefit from the learning we advise that Learners have a minimum of Level 1 in literacy or numeracy or equivalent.

Learning outcomes

  • The Legislation
  • Understanding the reasons for safe manual handling
  • Lifting techniques
  • Understanding how risk assessments contribute to improving health and safety
  • Types of equipment and testing requirements

Qualification

Manual Handling

 

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