To make both employers and employees understand the need for safe manual handling.
By the end of the course candidates will:
Be aware of relevant regulations regarding manual handling
Understand the need for accident prevention and control
Understand basic body mechanics
Be able to demonstrate safe methods of lifting
No formal qualifications or experience are necessary. Literacy and language comprehension are important requirements on all courses.
Any physical impairment or literacy issues should be discussed with LTC Training Services prior to making a booking so we can best accommodate your needs.
As the course will involve some practical lifting exercises the instructor should be made aware of any pre-existing health conditions that may inhibit your ability to participate.
•Aims and objectives
•What is the problem?
•Avoiding manual handling
•Reducing the risk of injury
•The working environment
•Good handling techniques
•Practical training and exercise
•Multi-choice question paper
•Course review and questions
Manual handling relates to the moving of items either by lifting, lowering, carrying, pushing or pulling.
Manual handling is one of the most common causes of injury at work and causes over a third of all workplace injuries which can have serious implications for both the employer and the person who has been injured. It is therefore essential that employers manage the risks to their employees by ensuring they are properly trained.
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