Manual Handling Training Course
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 posses the skills to avoid the dangers of careless and unskilled manual handling.
This manual handling course is aimed at anyone who undertakes manual handling operations, and as it is very interactive, it is advised that delegates are reasonably fit and able to take part in the majority of practical handling activities and wear suitable clothing.
What Does the Manual Handling Course Cover?
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
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 course tutors are experienced in delivering engaging health and safety training, and hold professional membership of the chartered Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH).
This manual handling 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
Our Manual Handling course is delivered over half a day. This also provides the option to deliver two sessions in one day to accommodate a large number of employees split into two groups, so that not all of your employees need to be away from the workplace at the same time.
Each delegate on the Manual Handling course will be issued with a workbook to assist them both during and after the course, which will contain information, guidance and forms to assist workers.
The Manual Handling course is designed to be interactive, allowing delegates the opportunity to develop their skills with the support of the course tutor through both manual handling theory and practical exercises.
Delegates will be awarded a certificate of attendance upon successful completion of the Manual Handling course.
Certificates will be issued to participants who satisfactorily demonstrate that they are able to follow the principles taught on the course through practical exercises.
Our Manual Handling 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.
Article: Gloves, PPE and Manual Handling Training to Prevent Skin Injuries
Gloves are one of the most common forms of personal protective equipment (PPE), and are extremely effective in preventing cuts and abrasions when objects need to be handled manually.
In order to be effective, the gloves need to be suitable for the items being handled. For example, those who are handling sharp objects will need gloves which have cut-proof material woven into the fabric to prevent the sharp point cutting the skin. These cuts can lead to infection and viruses entering the body through the broken skin, and is something which needs to be taken into consideration if the worker is handling hazardous substances which can cause serious damage to health if they enter the bloodstream.
Along with the risk of injuries by cuts to the skin from sharp objects, handling abrasive objects can also damage the skin if suitable protection is not worn. Unlike a sharps injury which is instantaneous, damage to the skin from a rough or abrasive object is likely to occur through repeated handling over a period of time (the time for injury to occur will depend on the abrasiveness of the object and how often it is being handled).
As far as gloves or any form of personal protective equipment is concerned, avoidance of the potential hazard is more preferable. However, there are certain manual handling activities where it is not practical to avoid, and in this case gloves which are suitable for the prevention of injury will need to be provided by the company, maintained sufficiently and replaced when they no longer offer the necessary protection.
Along with gloves and protective equipment, putting workers on relevant health and safety training courses will give them a greater understanding of the risks they face in their particular workplace. At the BCF Group, we provide sharps training courses as well as a range of other bespoke health and safety courses and accredited qualifications. For more information on how we can assist you, please call us on 0844 800 3295 or click on the 'Contact' button in the top right corner to send us an online contact form with your particular requirements.