Manual Handling Course

Learn How to Life Heavy Things without Injury

As part of ongoing risk management procedures, many public and private sector businesses require not only first aid training for their staff but, amongst other programmes, also training in the lifting and moving of heavy objects.

Manual handling is the transferring, or handling, of a bodily load by hand, including: pushing, pulling, lifting, lowering, carrying or moving.

Why bother?

A third of all three-day or over injuries reported are caused by poor manual handling techniques.

So what does this mean for businesses?

What does this mean in real terms? Companies lose valuable workforce and revenue, and individuals can suffer long term discomfort, pain and immobility.

Who is this course for?
  • Office Workers
  • Factory Workers
  • Warehouse Staff
  • In fact any profession!
What are the prerequisites?
  • No minimum age limit
  • It takes approximately 3 to 4 hours

So What will you learn?

  • The Spine and it’s anatomy
  • Common Injuries: lower back pain, Sciatica, Tension, Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Tendonitis
  • Assessing the lifting or moving task
  • Good lifting technique for Boxes, Sacks,
    Pushing & Pulling
  • Handling unusual shaped objects
  • Teamwork
  • Risk assessment
  • The role of Managers
  • In the event of an accident
A survey in 2002 revealed that 1.1 million people in the UK are suffering from musculoskeletal disorders that are caused or being aggravated by their past or current work. Back disorders are the most common form of ill health at work. Manual handling is relevant to people in all areas of work. Whether you regularly use heavy materials, or work in an office, understanding these concepts will make you safer and help protect your health

This course combines knowledge development, and a series of practical exercises, followed by scenarios that allow the students to put their skills into practice. Once the course is complete, students should have an understanding of how to safely handle loads whether carrying files in an office or stacking shelves in a warehouse.

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