Principles of Manual Handling

Aims 

​This course is aimed at those who carry out manual handling at work, introducing candidates to the risks of manual handling and the controls available. This course is suitable for all employees who handle materials, boxes, mail and packages including both industrial and office workers.

Content

  • The process of manual handling in the workplace

  • Manual handling injuries and the activities which cause them

  • Manual handling assessment and the control options

  • Responsibilities imposed by the manual handling operations regulation

On completion of this course candidates will be able to:

  • Identify the hazards of manual handling

  • Identify the risks involved and controls available

  • Identify what to expect from a manual handling assessment

Duration

Half Day

Certification

Following successful completion candidates will be awarded a certificate