Any personnel who are involved in manual handling and lifting at work, or have to train and assess those who are involved in manual handling in the workplace. If you are responsible in any way for the health and safety of people at work then you should attend this course.
The Manual Handling Awareness training course allows learners to appreciate the consequences of poor manual handling and enable them to use their knowledge to plan and use approved lifting techniques. The Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 require all employers to carry out training for staff who lift or carry loads. Delegates will gain an understanding of regulations as well as a practical knowledge of lifting and moving. They will be able to identify potential hazards and risks and determine the safest method of manual handling without injury.
The Manual Handling Awareness training course has both theory and practical instruction including:
- Health and Safety at work act 1974
- Manual handling regulations
- Management of Health and Safety at work regulations
- Manual handling accident statistics
- Manual handling risk assessments and how risk assessments apply to you
- Introduction to manual handling lifting and carrying safely
- The functions of the spine and muscular system
- Typical injuries caused and how to recognise and avoid potential problems
- Hazard identification and assessment of:
- The task
- The load
- The working environment
- Individual capabilities
- Correct handling techniques
- Practical exercises and tuition in how to avoid injury and strain
There will be a short written assessment at the end of the Manual Handling Awareness training course. You will receive an approved supplier certificate after successful completion.
You are not required to bring any equipment onto this course.
No formal qualifications or experience is necessary for the Manual Handling Awareness training course.
Do I pay for my training in advance?
Yes you do, you can pay online when you book your course, or call 0845 872 3411 and pay with a credit card over the phone. Customers with credit terms, please call Training Plus to book your course on 0845 872 3411.
Is there a maximum weight a person can lift during their work?
The Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 (as amended) set no specific requirements such as weight limits. An ergonomic assessment based on a range of relevant factors is used to determine the risk of injury and point the way to remedial action – for more specific information please visit the HSE website.
Is there a guide to help with manual handling assessments?
HSE have produced the manual handling assessment chart (MAC) to assist employers with their manual handling assessments. For more detailed information please visit the HSE website.
What should a manual handling training course involve?
HSE does not publish prescriptive guidance on what a ‘good’ manual handling training course should include or how long it should last. However, in general, courses should be suitable for the individual, tasks and environment involved, use relevant examples and last long enough to ensure that all the relevant information is covered. For more detailed information please visit the HSE website.