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Manual Handling Training

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Demonstration of safe lifting during Swanstaff manual handling training

Manual Handling(3.5hrs)

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Our Manual Handling course is suitable for all levels of experience in manual handling and offers an overview of best practice. The course is suitable for anybody in any sector who's role requires lifting. It can be utilised for first time trainees or as update training for existing employees.

Aims of this course
  • Describe the reasons for managing manual handling risks in the workplace
  • Describe the principles and practice of manual handling risk assessments in the workplace
  • Describe how the principles of safe handling can contribute to improving health and safety and well-being within the workplace
  • Carry out and train others how to a conduct a dynamic risk assessment prior to undertaking manual handling tasks
  • Apply and train others how to apply efficient movement principles and safe practice to the movement of loads
  • Produce a session plan for a manual handling training session based on a training needs analysis of the workplace
  • Plan, produce and deliver an effective manual handling training session
  • Provide learner feedback and evaluate a manual handling training session.
Specific Course Structure & Content
  • Manual Handling Regulations 1992 and associated legislation
  • Reasons for managing manual handling risks within the workplace
  • Principles of manual handling risk assessment
  • Structure and function of the spine
  • Risk factors for back pain
  • Basic spinal biomechanics
  • Application of efficient movement principles to routine loads, non-routine loads, pushing and pulling and team handling
  • Teaching and mentoring skills that facilitate the learning and development of the workforce in relation to manual handling
  • The importance of a manual handling trainer maintaining continuing professional development.