MANUAL HANDLING

David has many years of experience teaching the Principles of Manual Handling within many high profile corporations around the country.

WHAT IS MANUAL HANDLING?

Manual Handling operations defined:

Any transporting or supporting of a load including the lifting, putting down, pushing, pulling, carrying or moving by hand or bodily force.

DID YOU KNOW

  • Over 14 million people visit their GP with back pain each year.
  • 33% of the UK population are suffering with back pain at any one time.
  • 80% of the UK population will suffer significant back pain at some time.

SO WHY THE NEED FOR MANUAL HANDLING TRAINING?

Manual Handling training is needed to comply with:

  1. Section 2 of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.
  2. Regulations 10 and 13 of the Management Regulations.
  3. And as part of the steps to reduce risks required by Regulation 4 (1) (b) (ii) of the Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 (third edition 2004).

WE OFFER THE FOLLOWING MANUAL HANDLING TRAINING SESSIONS:

1 Day Manual Handling Risk Assessor Training

This is a 1-day course aimed at people wishing to become Manual Handling Risk Assessors.

This course is based on the Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 the content is as follows:

  1. Relevant anatomy
  2. How injuries occur (cumulative and sudden)
  3. The Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 and other relevant legislation
  4. Manual Handling Risk assessments
  5. The MAC chart
  6. Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSD)’s
  7. Care of the back
  8. Team handling

1 Day Manual Handling Trainer Training Course

This is a 1-day course aimed at people wishing to become Manual Handling trainers.  To equip them with sufficient background theory and practical appreciation to carry out basic instruction in manual handling techniques within their organisation. The ideal delegate will have some prior Health and Safety knowledge, be comfortable speaking in front of others and be able to perform simple lifting techniques.

This course is based on the Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 the content is as follows:

  1. Manual handling practical skills including safe lifting/lowering and pushing/pulling.
  2. Relevant Anatomy.
  3. How injuries occur (cumulative and sudden)
  4. Manual handling training
  5. The Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 and other relevant legislation
  6. Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSD)’s
  7. Care of the back
  8. Team handling

Manual Handling Course – 2.5 hour course

This is a short course to cover Manual Handling and give the delegates an understanding of back care principles.

Section 2 of the Health and Safety at Work Act and regulations 10 and 13 of the Management Regulations require employers to provide their employees with health and safety training.

The regulations do not set out prescriptive guidance on what a good manual handling course should contain.  In 2007, the HSE funded the research paper RR583 titled Manual Handling Training: Investigation of current practices and development of guidelines.  This report presents findings of what constitutes effective manual handling training.  I have based my course content on the results from this research.

This course is based on the Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992, the content is as follows:

  1. Why Manual Handling matters
  2. Statutory requirements
  3. Anatomy and physiology
  4. Care of the back
  5. Handling principles
  6. Hands on experience
  7. Risk assessing situations

The delegates will be asked to take part in a simple practical session which will involve light lifting.

If you would like further details and costings of the courses we offer, please contact us either by our ‘contact us’ form or on 01494 583145.

 

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