Manual Handling of Objects
Manual handling relates to the moving of items either by lifting, lowering, carrying, pushing or pulling. But it's not just a case of 'pulling something' due to the weight of the item, although this can be a cause of injury and all carry risk factors that can lead to injury which in turn could result in time off work.
Manual handling is one of the most common causes of injury at work and causes over a third of all workplace injuries which include work related Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs) such as upper and lower limb pain/disorders, joint and repetitive strain injuries of various.
Employers have a duty to take appropriate steps to reduce the risk of injury during those operations to the lowest level reasonably practicable.
Manual handling training can help reduce the risk of injury by educating individuals to identify and understand the risk factors that could lead to an injury. This course gives the students training in the correct lifting techniques to help stop injuries occurring.
POS Training offer manual handling courses tailored to suit all workplaces from construction and rail right through to manufacturing and wholesale including transport companies. We offer classroom based and onsite training to our customers.
The course duration is 4 hours depending on the experience of the candidate. The course consists of theory and practical work.
Number of Students:
The Maximum number of students is 12 per manual class.
Acts and Regulations
Roles and Responsibilities
Correct techniques for lifting and handling
Importance of team lifting or using lifting aids
What to do in an emergency
Assessment and Certification:
Although there is no formal assessment, students will be assessed by the tutor throughout the course on the level of knowledge gained and manual handling techniques acquired.
Students will receive a certificate of attendance which is valid for 3 years.