Manual Handling Course

The aims of this course is to provide the theoretical knowledge and practical skills for safe and effective manual handling.

At the end of course delegates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of the industry, the dangers of working in the industry and their responsibilities as an operative
  • State the definition of manual handling, the main causes of manual handling injuries and the reasons for manual handling training
  • Describe the function and shape of the human spine
  • Describe the function of the intervertebral discs
  • Understand the effects of the static loading and the risks involved in team lifting
  • Demonstrate an understanding of formal and dynamic risk assessment
  • Identify and maintain PPE appropriate for manual handling operations
  • Conduct all necessary safety checks at the work area
  • Describe and demonstrate safe handling techniques