Principles and Practice of Manual Handling course is aimed at those who carry out any manual handling activity at work and introduces students to the hazards of manual handling, the risks involved and controls available and what to expect from a manual handling assessment. Successful completion of this course will prepare students to look carefully at their own work activities and contribute to the development of safer methods and tasks.
At the end of the course the candidates will be able to:
• Identify Key legislation
• Identify manual handling risks and how injuries can occur.
• Recognise HSE statistics relating to manual handling activities.
• Identify relevant lifting aids and the benefits from adopting mechanical lifting aids.
• Complete a safe lifting technique to carryout manual handling safely.
The course will cover topics such as manual handling process and activities causing harm, injuries, controls as well as legislation.
Principles include tutor and student based tutorials, direct questioning with tutor demonstrations. The use of a power-point presentation and white board etc
Practice includes tutor demonstrations of lifting/handling techniques, with assessment of student practical activities of manual handling and correct use of lifting aids etc.
Maximum Number of Candidates
The maximum number of candidates for this course is 18.
CITB Grant Aid
There is a possible CITB grant aid available for this course.
This course can be carried out at our training venues or at a venue of your choice.
On completion of the course as well as passing a short objective test each candidate will receive a Certificate of training in Manual Handling.