Manual Handling Training

This is a ½ day course, which instructs employees in the theory and practice of safe manual handling. To comply with Part 4 Chapter 2 of the “General Application Regulation Regulations 2007, Manual Handling of loads”, staff engaged in manual handling must be given training in the safe handling of loads.

On completion of this course participants will be able to:

  •    Recognise a load which is too heavy or awkward
  •    Understand the limitations of the spine and muscular system
  •    Lift and handle loads safely.

Course Content

Dangers of careless and unskilled methods Legislation Principles of levers and laws of motion Anatomy of the spine and muscular system How the body is harmed through incorrect handling techniques Importance of physical fitness Personal Protective equipment How to handle loads safely Practice in safe handling of loads

Lifting to and from ground level Lifting to and from a height Pushing Pulling Lifting bags/sacks or other loads appropriate to the workplace

Office based employees will receive training in the safe use and set up of Display Screen Equipment (Computers).

Methods of training 
This course combines theory with ‘hands-on’ practical work with different types of materials that a commonly lifted in your workplace.

Duration: ½ day (3 hours)

healthdirect offer the corporate market a wide range of services including: Consultancy; Health Screening; Health Promotion and Training. Our goal is to help our clients’ business by developing and delivering integrated health and wellbeing initiatives that promote and compliment their existing activities, services and products. We recognise that health screening is more than just tests and is most beneficial when implemented as part of a wider health and wellbeing in the workplace strategy.