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Manual Handling - Principles & Practice

Essential information about manual handling hazards and their control.

  • Ended
  • 95 British pounds
  • Billericay

Service Description

This qualification provides essential information about manual handling hazards and their control. It has been developed to benefit anyone who has to carry out any manual handling activities at work by introducing them to the hazards of manual handling, the risks involved and the controls that are available to help prevent injury. The course in addition will teach learners techniques to lift, carry, push and pull objects safely within their individual capabilities with the aim of reducing the number of work-related injuries associated with manual handling. Part one will allow learners to understand the risks associated with manual handling and to make recommendations to manage those risks. Part two will allow learners to apply the principles of safer handling to a range of everyday manual handling tasks. Outline programme: The qualification covers the following topics: • Manual handling hazards, risks and controls • How manual handling operations can cause injury and harm • Scope of legal requirements and where guidance can be found • The process for assessing manual handling risks • The value of risk assessment and how it applies to safe manual handling practice, manual handling techniques – lifting loads from low levels/working at low levels/lowering from height/pushing loads/pulling loads/carrying/team handling Who should attend? The course is suitable for all employees who undertake manual handling during their work activities. These activities may include pushing, pulling, reaching, twisting and repetitive tasks as well as lifting and carrying. No previous health and safety qualification or experience is required. Qualification information: Successful candidates receive a certificate Where and when the course will be held: The courses are held at your premises on a convenient date for your staff or at our premises in Essex.


Contact Details

  • Simpson & Co (Safety Consultants), Greenfields, Billericay, UK


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