Manual Handling Training

The objective of this Manual Handling course is to give delegates an understanding of “safe manual handling” principles and be able to implement the processes and activities required by the legislation to remove or reduce risks relating to manual handling in the workplace

  • Review of Manual Handling Legislation
    o List Employer and Employee responsibilities and obligations
    o Identify Risk Assessment & Safe Working Loads
    o Recognise Handling Techniques - Old, Habitual and New
  • Applying Legislation and Guidance
    o List the causes of common back injuries
    o Demonstrate the principles of good movement
    o Apply these principles to their own work situations
    o Practising and assessing the correct movements - peers and under the supervision of the tutor
  • Common back injuries and their causes
    o Identify Spine and vertebrae structures
    o Recognise injuries; skeletal and muscular
    o Demonstrate knowledge of Biomechanics, Spinal Awareness and Posture
    o Identify the negative effect of poor posture and load position
    o Apply techniques of kinetic handling
  • Principles of good movement
    o Assessing the load/s
    o Lifting & lowering from the floor and bench
    o Pushing & pulling
    o Stabilisation of Loads

Manual Handling Accreditation and certification

Candidates take a multiple-choice questionnaire to confirm an understanding of the subject matter in Manual Handling. Compliplus Limited Certificates of Attendance are supplied on completion of the course.

Contact us to book your Manual Handling Training course online or onsite.