Did you know that incorrect manual handling is one of the most common causes of injury at work?
This theory based course is ideal for all employees as it provides candidates with an awareness of safe manual handling practices and the risks of unsafe manual handling.
With subjects covered in just half a day, this course is an ideal way to reduce the risk of workplace manual handling injuries, whilst minimising disruption to your organisation’s day to day activities!
What does it cover?
Common manual handling injuries
Manual handling laws
Responsibilities of employers and employees
Safe movement principles associated with manual handling, including the body’s:
- Musculoskeletal system
- Centre of gravity
- Lever system
Theory of safe manual handling principles, including:
- Preparing for a lift
- Solo lifting, carrying and lowering an object
- Team manual handling
Manual handling equipment:
- Types of manual handling aids and equipment
- Maintenance and requirements for testing
Cost: £40pp for members (£45pp non members).
Venue: Wessex Community Action, Unit 6, Paxton Business Centre, Whittle Road, Churchfields, Salisbury SP2 7YR