Manual Handling of Objects

Course length

3 Hours

About the Course

Manual handling can cause significant and long-lasting injuries when not conducted correctly. The risks are not confined to labour-intensive jobs however, even office environments can pose serious risks if workers are ill-educated in the proper techniques for safely lifting and moving equipment or supplies. So training your staff in safe and effective manual handling techniques is crucial to your future productivity, and in keeping your staff safe.
One of the major outcomes of incorrect manual handling can be long-term back pain. Back problems are thought to account for around a third of all work absences in the United Kingdom, so training your staff in safe and effective manual handling techniques is crucial to your future productivity, and in keeping your staff safe.

Course Outcomes

Practical skills and relevant theory
The role of the employer and employee in ensuring safe manual handling
Introduction to the musculoskeletal system and its weak points
Common risks and accidents
Effective lifting technique theory
Upper and lower limb strain; causes and risk reduction
Reducing the risk of repetitive strain injury (RSI)
Practical instruction in manual handling techniques
Risk assessments for moving, lifting and carrying equipment in a workplace
Minimising risks by effective storage and systems
Reporting accidents and injuries; taking steps to mitigate future risk