Manual handling tasks at work account for a large proportion of workplace injuries and lost days at work.
This basic awareness course is designed to ensure that employees can identify the hazards associated with manual handling tasks and demonstrate an understanding of the principles of good posture and safe handling techniques. Adopting these principles will help delegates understand the risks associated with manual handling and protect themselves from discomfort and injury.
At the end of the course employees should be able to:
- Identify manual handling hazards within the workplace
- Explain the function of the spine
- How unsafe manual handling techniques can lead to acute and cumulative injuries
- Adopt and apply safe techniques when carrying out manual handling tasks.
Who is this course for?
This is an awareness course intended for all employees.
This course must be completed online within 30 days .