Manual Handling training courses provide an effective means of ensuring that the student is aware of their responsibilities and understand the principles of the safe moving and load lifting. Manual handling accidents account for more than one third of all accidents reported each year.
The course is intended as an introduction to moving and handling activities for those starting work, returning to work or who need specific training in manual handling, as well as being a suitable qualification for refresher training. It is aimed at all levels of employees who may undertake manual handling operations, including the transporting of a load of items by lifting, pushing, pulling, putting down, carrying or moving by hand or by bodily force.
- Understanding the reasons for safe manual handling
- How manual handling risk assessments contribute to improving health and safety
- Be able to apply safe manual handling principles
- The principles, types of equipment and testing requirements associated with manual handling safety