Manual Handling Classroom Courses
Manual handling, if not performed correctly, it can lead to painful injuries that can take a long time to heal. As it is an activity, the best manual handling training courses involve practical demonstrations and instruction.
Whilst our online manual handling course is very good, where health and safety training is involved it is always far better to have an actual course tutor there with you in the room, and is why we would always recommend that you attend a classroom manual handling course whenever time and budgets allow.
We currently offer three manual handling classroom courses which are often scheduled as open courses, but also form a basis upon which we can design a bespoke manual handling training course for you and your employees.
Our manual handling course will give participants a basic understanding of the factors necessary to ensure their own safety and that of their work colleagues. This manual handling training course is based upon the principles of safe moving and handling of loads known as the 'kinetic' approach to manual handling.
At the conclusion of the course, delegates will have an understanding of safe manual handling principles and possess the skills to avoid the dangers to health of careless and unskilled manual handling operations.
The syllabus of the Manual Handling course covers relevant issues such as:
- Manual Handling and Health & Safety Legislation
- Manual Handling Injuries
- Manual Handling Risks
- Manual Handling Techniques
- Practical Activities
Manual Handling Instructor
The Manual Handling Instructor course is intended for those new to training manual handling, or those wishing to update their skills. The course will provide a broad and comprehensive overview of best practice in manual handling training techniques. It is recommended that delegates have a fundamental knowledge of manual handling techniques.
The course is aimed at employees within an organisation who have been tasked with training other colleagues in safe manual handling principles and covers safe manual handling techniques, manual handling risk assessment and training techniques.
The syllabus of the Manual Handling Instructor course comprises the following:
Part 1 - Manual Handling
- Impacting Health and Safety Legislation
- Manual Handling Injuries
- Assessing Manual Handling Risks
- Principles of Manual Handling Techniques
Part 2 - Instructional Techniques
- The Learning Process
- Why and How People Learn
- Planning and Preparing to Instruct
- Delivering Effective Instruction
- Practical Presentations
Manual Handling Risk Assessment
This course is aimed at those responsible for performing a manual handling risk assessment. It will give attendees a basic understanding of the factors necessary to complete a manual handling risk assessment, and ensure their own safety and that of their colleagues and staff they supervise.
Delegates will undertake a number of practical manual handling risk assessments throughout the session. As this manual handling training course is very interactive, it is advised that delegates are reasonably fit and able to take part in the majority of practical manual handling activities, and wear suitable clothing too.
The syllabus of the Manual Handling Risk Assessment course comprises the following:
- How to risk assess manual handling (risk assessment)
- Health and Safety Legislation - the Health and Safety at Work Act and Manual Handling Operations Regulations
- Avoiding unnecessary lifting and implementing safety controls and procedures to avoid injury
- Practical demonstration and exercises of safe lifting techniques