Manual Handling Training
Manual handling is defined as, any transporting or supporting of a load (including the lifting, putting down, pushing, pulling, carrying or moving thereof) by hand or bodily force. Manual handling as a skill is often considered just for the movement of large or bulky items, but the movement of small manageable items repeatedly or in difficult surroundings may prove equally demanding.
Employers have a responsibility to ensure the health, safety and welfare of all of their employees, contractors and any other persons associated with their business. This duty extends to manual handling and there is specific legislation that applies to support employers to ensure they are compliant with regard manual handling.
This Manual Handling Course provides the necessary information and training for organisations to comply with the Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992.
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Initial training course length: 3 Hours
Retraining after 3 years: 3 Hours
Who is this course suitable for?
People in the Workplace
What does this course cover?
- Legislation and Duties
- Safe Systems of Work
- Anatomy of the spine
- Back Pain
- Musculoskeletal Disorders
- Risk Assessments
- Loads and Positioning
- The Move
- Basic Lifting Technique
- Handling Sacks
- Load Sharing
- Moving The Load
How many people can attend each course?
A maximum of 30 people can attend each course. We work to one instructor per 30 people.
How much does it cost?
Our costs will vary for onsite training dependant on the number of candidates, distance to get to your venue and how many days the course consists of. Please complete the booking form on our website or contact us for a firm quotation.
How long does the qualification last for? Do I need to retrain?
This qualification lasts for 3 years from date of completion.
A retraining course is required every 3 years to maintain the award.
What do our customers think?
At the end of every course, we collect feedback from everyone who attended. We are pleased to have received 4 and 5 star reviews from all of our attendees.
Please visit the Testimonials page to see for yourself.