Manual handling training is required under Regulation 13 of the 1993 (General Application Regulations) and 1993 Manual Handling Regulations. This training programme is aimed at providing all persons at work with proper techniques when lifting, carrying, loading, pushing and supporting. It provides employees with good work practices such as proper lift Manual Handling Techniques.
On successful completion of this course, delegates should be able to:
- Be aware of the necessity for safe methods of manual handling to reduce the risk of injury.
- Understand the need to avoid manual handling by using mechanical aids where possible.
- Assess the task using the TILE criteria (task, individual, load, environment).
- Implement the correct method of lifting ensuring minimal risk to self and co-workers.
- Know how to safely execute all relevant workplace manual handling tasks.
Aims & Objectives
- Legislative Requirement
- Injury Incidence
- Anatomy/ Biomechanics/ Ergonomics
- Back Injuries
- Repetitive or Cumulative Strain
- Risk Assessment
- Task – Avoid, Assess, Reduce, Train
- Load – Biomechanics
- Work Environment – Ergonomics
- Individual Capability
- Practical exercises
- Practical Manual Handling
- Applying TILE assessment approach to all relevant workplace manual handling tasks and drilling the same for correct performance
Delegates who successfully complete the course passing both assessments will receive a Certification which is valid for 3 years.
Delegates will be required to:
- Carryout a manual handling lifting task
- Multiple Choice Question