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).
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