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NEBOSH General Certificate or Manual Handling Training?

Manual handling-related injuries are some of the most common reasons for company employees to be forced to take time off to recover. This is because they can come in a variety of forms and are so quick and easy to bring about, but at the same time can be extremely painful and debilitating, and take quite a long time to heal. This combination of a high probability of suffering a manual handling injury no matter what the industry, the financial consequences and the inconvenience to the employer of having employees absent from the workplace all culminate in manual handling training being high up on the list of priorities when an organisation is putting its health and safety training requirements together.

A bespoke, in-house manual handling course can concentrate on the exact conditions, loads and methods of manipulation for the workplace in question, rather than a generic course which simply teaches basic theory to course attendees who may switch off if they feel parts of it are not relevant to their work activities.

Manual handling is so important that it is covered in certain accredited courses like the NEBOSH General Certificate which has a section on musculoskeletal hazards and risk control. Depending upon your requirements, budget and number of delegates requiring training the NEBOSH General Certificate may be enough, whereas for others a dedicated manual handling course is likely to be more appropriate.




Related Courses

Please see below for some other courses which you may be interested in:

COSHH Awareness Training Course

The COSHH Awareness course is aimed at people who deal with hazardous substances on a day to day basis. Delegates will be briefed on the importance of procedures, safe handling and risk assessment of hazardous substances within their organisation.

At the conclusion of the course, delegates will have a sound understanding of their personal and legal responsibilities for the control of chemical and hazardous substances.

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Permit to Work Training Course

A permit to work system ensures that formal validation and authority is given when hazardous work is to be undertaken. It ensures that all components of a safe system of work are established before high risk work commences, thereby controlling and reducing risk to individuals and the organisation. The permit to work is also a means of communication and control between site managers, supervisors, contractors and those carrying out the hazardous work.

This health and safety training course can be tailored to include details of your company-specific permit to work system.

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Risk Assessment Course

Our risk assessment course is aimed at anyone with specific responsibility for risk assessments, and will also be beneficial for anyone involved in the risk assessment or risk management process. Typical delegates include supervisors, managers, directors and safety representatives.

The course is designed to give those with risk assessment responsibility a sound footing in the process of risk assessment. We introduce delegates to the relevant legal framework and current HSE recommended best practice.

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Sharps Awareness Course

This course is aimed at operatives who work with sharps, along with their supervisors and managers. It is designed to provide an insight to some of the issues associated with the incorrect handling of sharp objects as well as health risks, and ensuring the safe disposal and handling of these implements.

Our sharps training course is also an ideal course to top-up existing knowledge and tool box training, or for managers needing to understand the issues being faced by their staff, and offers ideas and solutions to help deal with these issues.

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