Manual Handling Course Overview
What is manual handling training and why do your employees need a course on it? Incorrect manual handling is one of the most common causes of injury at work, accounting for over a third of all workplace injuries?
Training on this aspect of health and safety is about teaching your employees how to move heavy items safely either by lifting, carrying, lowering, pushing or pulling them. This is essential training for all employees who may be faced with heavy lifting.
It is within the best interests of employees and employers to carry out this kind of training to minimise the risk of injuries resulting in absences. According to the Health and Safety Executive, 4.1 million working days were lost due to workplace injuries in 2015, which averaged 6.7 days per case.
Interactive and dynamic, this course covers awareness of how to lift loads safely, how to minimise the risks of lifting and how to avoid lifting altogether. It uses the TILEO mnemonic to help people assess risk and uses video to show how to conduct a safe team lift.
This RoSPA approved awareness course has been designed to provide learners the knowledge they need to be safer in the workplace and is a perfect complement to your organisations practical training.
If you would like to preview this course to ensure that it fits the need of your teams contact us today. Our moving and handling training course for those working with people will be launched later this year.