Manual Handling (Objects)
This course aims to raise the levels of good practice in manual handling to reduce potential risks of back injuries and accidents. It is designed for staff, volunteers, supervisors and managers working in charitable, voluntary and statutory organisations or a care environment.
- Adopt safer manual handling techniques
- Reduce work related back injuries
- Develop effective working practices
- Identify high risk areas
- Discuss the anatomy of the back and common causes of back problems
- Develop an understanding and application of recognised lifting techniques and aids (including demonstrations and practice)
- Responsibilities re: Health and Safety Acts (1974) and their application to the Manual Handling Operations Regulations (1992)
- Identify the need to adopt a Risk Assessment with regards all aspects of handling objects
- Introductions and housekeeping
- Manual handling statistics
- Common causes of back pain
- Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992
Employer / employee responsibilities
What is manual handling?
Assessment of manual handling - TILEE
Structure of the Back
Principles of safe moving and handling
Up to 2.5 hours (i.e. 10am to 12:30pm) including a 15 minute break
TYPE OF ORGANISATION
CHARITABLE/NOT FOR PROFIT
Course delivery, training materials, handouts, evaluations and certificates for up to 16 participants.
NB: Additional travel costs may apply for any booking over 80 miles and may be invoiced separately, charged at 45p per mile for car use and / or actual costs of alternative methods of travel. Accommodation costs will be based on individual hotel bookings and will include reasonable subsistence costs dependent on location conditions, applicable at the time.