Injuries caused by manual handling are responsible for a significant number of accidents and lost working time in workplaces. This course provides information, advice and general techniques for safe manual handling.
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES OF THE SESSION:
•Be able to define Manual Handling
•Understand the dangers of hazardous manual handling
•Understand the impact of manual handling injuries on individual and the company.
•Know how to avoid hazardous manual handling
•Learn good manual handling technique
•Adapt this technique to the types of handling carried out at work
ON RETURNING TO THE WORK PLACE YOU WILL BE ABLE TO:
•Be aware of and understand manual handling risk assessments that apply to your work and assess how to avoid hazardous manual handling. And be able to decide best method to deal with the situation.
•Be able to demonstrate and apply good manual handling technique within the workplace
WHO SHOULD ATTEND:
Newly appointed personnel whose work will regularly involve carrying out manual handling tasks. The course is also applicable for personnel such as manual handling assessors or Area Health & Safety Co-ordinators who wish to gain an understanding of safe lifting techniques. It is also appropriate as refresher training for staff.
Details of outstanding manual handling problems or issues should be brought to the training session for discussion. Part of the course will include a practical session so attendees are requested to dress appropriately, i e comfortable clothing and flat shoes, and be prepared to participate.