This half day course, instructs employees in the theory and practice of safe manual handling. To comply with the 2007 Manual Handling Regulations, staff engaged in manual handling must be given training in the safe handling of loads.
On completion of the course participants will be able to:
Recognise a load which is too heavy or awkward
Understand the limitations of the spine and muscular system
Lift and handle loads safely.
Dangers of careless and unskilled methods
Principles of levers and laws of motion
Anatomy of the spine and muscular system
How the body is harmed through incorrect handling techniques
Importance of physical fitness
Personal Protective equipment
How to handle loads safely
Practice in safe handling of loads
Lifting to and from ground level
Lifting to and from a height
Lifting bags/sacks or other loads appropriate to the workplace