Manual handling remains one of the main causes of occupational injuries within
the UK and is associated with more over-three-day injuries reported to the HSE (36%) than any other occupational task (2001-2002).
control of work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) is currently one of Health and Safety Executive's major priorities as well as a major revision
of the Guidance to the Manual Handling Regulations.
course will equip you with the knowledge to help recognise, assess and reduce manual handling risks in your organisation. It is suited to employers
and employee representatives who intend to begin the process of manual handling risk assessment and control within their companies. It will also
benefit those already involved in manual handling risk reduction that require more formal or in-depth training in this subject, including training
in the use of specific manual handling assessment tools.
Each course will cover:
• Principles of manual handling
• Legal aspects
• Manual Handling Risk Assessment
• Control and reduction of risk
• Risk assessment tools
• Quantitive tests
• Case management
• Practical Lifting Test
Duration: Half day.