Manual Handling

Between a quarter and a third of all reported accidents are attributable to incorrect manual handling.

Most accidents result in back injury, though the hands, arms and feet may also be injured. Manual handling of loads means "any transporting or supporting of a load by one or more employees that includes lifting, putting down, pushing, pulling, carrying or moving a load which, by reason of its characteristics or of unfavorable ergonomic conditions, involves risk particularly of back injury, to employees." In order to comply with the 1993 Manual handling regulations, staff engaged in manual handling tasks must be given training in the safe handling of loads. This half day course instructs employees in the theory and practice of safe manual handling.

Upon completion of the course participants will be able to:
- Recognize a load, which is too awkward or heavy.
- Understand the limitations of the spine and the muscular system.
- Lift and handle loads safely

Course Content:
- Manual Handling Legislation.
- assessing the load.
- Danger of careless and unskilled methods.
- Principles of levers and law of motion.
- Anatomy of the spine and muscular system.
- how the body is harmed through incorrect handling techniques.
- Care of the spine.- How to handle loads safely.
- Practice in safe handling of loads.

(1) Lifting to and from ground level.
(2) Lifting to and from a height.
(3) Pushing
(4) Pulling

Methods of Training:
This course combines lecture methods with 'hands-on' practical work with different types of materials, delivered by N.I.S.O. approved instructor.

Premier Forklift Training is registered with FETAC to offer programmes leading to FETAC awards in the National Framework of Qualifications and has agreed its quality assurance procedures with FETAC.

Course title:
Max. Attendees:
Manual Handling Techniques
1/2 day

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