MH01 Manual Handling

Course Aim:

Most workplaces still involve a considerable amount of lifting and moving. Loads that need to be lifted or moved can often be heavy, awkward, repetitive or even dangerous. Accidents as a result of manual handling activities account for approximately a third of all workplace injuries. Damage to the back and other parts of the body can cause ill health, ruin lives and affect businesses.

The Manual Operations Regulations 1992 require employers to avoid the necessity of employees having to undertake manual handling work. Where this is not possible a suitable and sufficient risk assessment must be made and suitable steps taken to reduce the risk of injury.

The course is suitable for people who are involved in manual handling. It would also be suitable for those who act in a supervisory or management role and need to be aware of their responsibilities in relation to manual handling operations.

Course Objectives:

  • Explain what is meant by the term ‘manual handling’
  • Understand the implications of lifting and moving loads
  • List the causes of manual handling injuries.
  • Understand and conduct a basic risk assessment for manual handling.
  • Demonstrate the kinetic method of safe lifting.

Course content includes:

  • What is manual handling?
  • Accidents and injuries from manual handling
  • Consequences arising from manual handling injuries
  • Causes of manual handling injuries
  • Causes of back pain
  • The spine, its structure and function
  • Four basic requirements for manual handling
  • Risk assessment and manual handling
  • The kinetic method of safe lifting.
  • Practical demonstration

Course Duration: 3.25 hours contact time i.e. half day

Type of Certificate: Attendance based, valid for 3 years

Accreditations: Not applicable

Min/Max Persons on Course: 6/12

Course Enquiry:

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