Manual Handling

Course content

Manual Handling and The Law

  • Duties of the employer and employees
  • Legal background – the requirements of the Regulations and links with other key pieces of legislation

Injury Statistics and Associated Costs

  • Statistics of preventable back injuries
  • The cost to the employer and employees from avoidable back injury

The Physical Structure

  • The structure of the spine and the its mechanics
  • Common manual handling injuries
  • Types of potential back injuries and causes

Risk Assessment

  • The importance and practicality of removing manual handling tasks
  • Identifying the hazards and risks associated with the load, individual, task and environment
  • Suitable and sufficient control measures

Lifting Techniques and Practical Exercise

  • The kinetic lift
  • Methods to reduce lifting
  • Manual handling activities encountered in the workplace
  • Practical lifting and handling exercise and feedback

Video - Manual Handling

Action Planning

  • Preparing individual action plans for implementation of new skills and knowledge
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