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Manual Handling Training

Manual Handling Training Courses

Manual Handling Training is for all business sectors. Lifting safely is legally covered in the Manual Handling Regulations 1992. This requires persons who lift and carry loads or objects to be properly trained. This training applies to everyone within the workplace who moves lift and transport loads physically, would also benefit managers and supervisors in order that they understand their duties and responsibilities.

This training course introduces candidates to the hazards and risks involved in manual handling and outlines what to expect from a manual handling assessment. It will enable employees to develop safer manual handling techniques in the workplace.

Delivered directly in your workplace for 6-12 delegates for a group cost of only £540.00 +Vat.

Call us on 01978 884 775 or 0151 515 0416 and ask to speak with one of our Training Consultants to discuss your Training requirements and pricing. High Quality Training and competitively priced to meet your Training budget.

Manual Handling Training delivered in Liverpool and surrounding areas

It is crucial to provide Manual Handling Training to increase awareness of safe manual handling and reduce associated risks. However, before implementing manual handling operations, it is important to ensure that they are practical and reasonable. Furthermore, it is crucial to regularly monitor and review procedures to ensure that workers have a clear understanding of them and can apply them effectively.

Training should comprehensively address the following areas:

  • manual handling risk factors and how injuries can happen
  • how to use mechanical aids
  • how to carry out safe manual handling, including good handling techniques
    systems of work relevant to the worker’s tasks and environment
  • practical work so the trainer can identify anything the trainee is not doing safely and put it right
  • The content of any training in good handling techniques should be tailored to the tasks the workers carry out.

It’s crucial to understand that injuries resulting from poor manual handling activities can happen in any industry, including retail and education. Such injuries can occur due to awkward postures, heavy manual labour, or manual materials handling, which are all risk factors for developing MSDs (musculoskeletal disorders).

Health and Safety training is a key part of the working day for most employees; from moving equipment, laundry, catering, supplies or waste to assisting residents in moving.

Poor moving and handling practice can lead to:

  • Back pain and musculoskeletal disorders, which can lead to inability to work
  • Moving and handling accidents – which can injure both the person being moved and the employee
  • Discomfort and a lack of dignity for the person being moved

Please feel free to download your free PDF Copy of a brief guide to Moving and Handling in Work from the Health and Safety Executive website.

For further guidance on Moving and Handling in your workplace please visit the Health and Safety Executive website (HSE) on Moving and Handling in the workplace.

Did you know that our Health and Safety awareness training course also covers Manual Handling in the the course module!

Who is this course suitable for:

Basically, this Manual Handling awareness course is for anyone who carries out manual handling tasks in the course of their work. Back injuries can affect all people, in all job roles and all industry sectors. Many are irreversible and can result in significant periods of absenteeism, costing both employers and employees dearly.

Manual Handling Training is for all business sectors. Lifting safely is legally covered in the Manual Handling Regulations 1992.

This includes Office staff who may have manual handling activities of a low risk to Care Staff and warehouse operatives who have a higher risk of sustaining injury from Manual handling activities.

Half Day (4 hours) We are flexible with starting times to meet the needs of your business.

Course aims:
The aim of the course is to provide adequate training for the purposes of Health and Safety for persons involved in the safe handling and movement of loads within their workplace. Additionally, the course includes hands-on practical assessments throughout fully supervised by the instructor.

Course Content:
The duration of this course is a half day incorporating both theoretical and practical input.

  • Introduction to Manual Handling
  • Responsibilities imposed by the Manual Handling Operations Regulations (M.H.O.R.)
  • Movement of Loads
  • Risk assessments
  • Workplace legislation
  • Health and safety principles
  • Manual handling injuries and the activities which cause them
  • Musculoskeletal Injuries
  • Safe handling principles
  • Control measures for reducing the risk of harm
  • Practical assessment
  • Theory Test

Assessment and Certification:
This course will be continuously assessed by the course tutor and each participant will be required to participate in theoretical and practical work during the course. Additionally, delegates will receive a certificate of attendance on successful completion of the course. Furthermore, it is recommended that, in the absence of any injuries at work due to manual handling, this course should be refreshed every three years or where a review is required.

Delivered directly in your place of work anywhere in Liverpool and across the North West including:
  • Liverpool
  • Manchester
  • St Helens
  • Wigan
  • Wirral
  • North Wales

For more information on Manual Handling Training in the workplace and for common questions please visit the Health and Safety Executive website section on Manual Handling FAQ’s.

Manual handling injuries are part of a wider group of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). The term ‘musculoskeletal disorders’ covers any injury, damage or disorder of the joints or other tissues in the upper/lower limbs or the back. For more information please visit the Health and Safety Executive website section for MSD – Manual handling.

For more information on our Health and Safety training offered by Training Solutions North West please email us or alternatively, call us on 01978 884 775 and speak with one of our training Consultants.