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Manual Handling Risk Assessment
The Manual Handling Risk Assessment course is aimed at those responsible for performing a manual handling risk assessment. The course is based upon the principles of safe moving and handling of loads known as the 'kinetic' approach to manual handling.
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 clothes best to suit the occasions.
What Does the Course Cover?
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
Why is Manual Handling Training Important?
Correct manual handling is essential for both the long-term health of workers, (particularly back problems later in life), but also for the safety of other workers nearby. This is because incorrect manual handling can lead to spillages or dropped items. A spillage would be potentially catastrophic if the substance was a harmful chemical, and those involved in handling harmful substances may benefit from undertaking COSHH training in addition to manual handling training. A dropped item would be dangerous to others if it was heavy and rolled away, or was dropped on a co-worker's foot or hand for example.
Manual Handling Risk Assessment Training
Manual handling risk assessment training will allow delegates to perform a risk assessment on the potential manual handling dangers and potential hazards in the workplace, allowing managers and supervisors to eliminate or greatly reduce the dangers to health before an accident occurs. This, combined with other health and safety training, will not only reduce levels of staff absenteeism through ill-health, but also reduce the chances of expensive litigation from employees who have been injured through their work activities. Back problems tend to be the most common consequences of incorrect manual handling techniques, which tend to be very long term, and can be both expensive for a company that has to cover sick pay, but also inconvenient as temporary cover needs to be found for the employee, who will be away from the workplace for an indeterminate amount of time. The importance of health and safety in the workplace cannot be overstated!
For those interested in manual handling and may wish to pursue it further as a career, or for those who have been designated by their company to teach manual handling risk assessments to others within an organisation, we also offer manual handling instructor courses.
Our health and safety trainers are qualified and experienced health and safety professionals with an appropriate background in this topic and in delivering engaging health and safety training.
All consultants hold professional membership of the chartered Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH).
This course is primarily delivered in-house at your premises. The course content can be tailored to your specific requirements, taking into account the specific dangers and working practices of your particular company and industry. It can also be combined with one or more other courses to create a truly bespoke training programme for your employees.
For more information please call 0844 800 3295 or send us an online contact form with a description of your training requirements.
Frequently Asked Questions
The Manual Handling Instructor course is delivered over one day.
Each delegate on the Manual Handling Risk Assessment course will be issued with a workbook to assist them both during and after the course. This workbook will contain information, guidance and forms to assist manual handling risk assessors.
The course is designed to be interactive, allowing delegates the opportunity to develop their skills with the support of the course tutor.
Delegates will be awarded a certificate of attendance upon successful completion of the course.
Our Manual Handling Risk Assessment course is not currently scheduled as an open course, and is currently only available as an in-house course where we come to your premises and deliver the training for a number of your employees.
For more information, and to discuss your training requirements further, please call us on 0844 800 3295 or send us an online contact form.