Manual handling course

This three hour course is intended for all personnel who are involved in the movement of loads. Topics covered include; anatomy of the spine and practical manual handling techniques, We will also provide you with a risk assessment.

On completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Perform specific manual handling tasks competently to a recognised standard.
  • Complete essential risk assessment prior to completing manual handling tasks.
  • Identify ergonomic factors associated with their work activities.
  • Complete a series of exercises designed to improve strength, endurance and flexibility, the key components of physical fitness.

Course Content:

  • Legislation (Common Law 2005 Safety, Health & Welfare at Work Act / 2007 General Applications Regulations)
  • Anatomy of the spine and mechanism of injury
  • Fitness and flexibility requirements for safe manual handling
  • Specific manual handling hazards relevant to the workplace
  • Risk Assessment for manual handling tasks
  • Individual risk factors
  • Practical manual handling techniques
  • Procedures for dealing with unfamiliar loads
  • Ergonomics: Practical application to workplace environment

Excellent course for all personnel who are involved in the movement of loads.