The law requires staff involved in manual handling to be safe, if your risk assessment identified training as a control this course can help. We will show your staff how to carry out manual handling tasks correctly and therefore avoid back injuries. Back injuries caused by incorrect manual handling techniques are one of the most frequent causes of workers illness and most injuries can be prevented. This is not an instructors’ or patient handling course.
Intended Learning Outcomes
On completion of the course the participant should demonstrate awareness of safe systems of work suitable for to a range of common manual handling operations, recognize if a load is too heavy or awkward, lift and be familiar with safe lifting techniques compliant with current best practice.
What is manual handling and what are your responsibilities?
- Introduction to physiology of the Spine and basic biomechanics.
- Risk Assessment – general, hazardous loads.
- Specific Risk Assessment – where applicable to a particular activity or environment & manual handling hazards. (TILE).
- Risk reduction and elimination.
- Practical: Safe lifting and handling techniques.
- Good housekeeping.
Each learner will complete a range of suitable lifting operations to demonstrate an understanding of the program and safe lifting and movement of loads, we use a range of practical safe techniques using small light items which may be safely practiced with; Learners can then apply these safe techniques to range of lifts in their working day.
Duration: 3 hours for up to 12 learners. Please note training alone is insufficient to prevent injury and comply with current safety requirements. Training must be supplemented with effective risk management systems. Learners should wear loose comfortable clothing, flat footwear and be medically fit to complete the practical lifts.