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Overview of course

Manual handling is one of the most common causes of injury at work and causes over a third of all workplace injuries which include work related Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs) such as upper and lower limb pain/disorders, joint and repetitive strain injuries of various. It is essential therefore that employers manage the risks to their employees. This course provides the necessary information and training for organisations to understand more about the risks associated with manual handling, how to undergo a risk assessment and how to ensure appropriate control measures are put in place.

Course content

  • Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992
  • Workplace risk assessment
  • Causes and types of injury
  • Training for manual handling within the workplace
  • Basic instructional techniques
  • Report writing
  • Written examination – assessments of answers will be carried out to establish delegates are able to carry out manual handling assessments
  • Delegates personal presentations – each delegate to give up to a 30 minute presentation on manual handling. Presentation will be assessed to establish whether delegates can effectively communicate the manual handling message to others
  • The carrying out of practical manual handling assessments in the work place (if time permits)