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Do I need Manual Handling Training..?

The Manual Handling course is intended to provide you with an understanding of how to safely handle loads. It covers practical aspects of lifting, lowering, carrying, pushing and pulling loads. It also provides information on the human spinal system, risk assessment, the legal responsibility of employers to their employees and techniques for the prevention of accidents.

The course involves knowledge development, and a series of practical exercises, followed by scenarios that allow you to put your skills into practice. We will have an even balance between knowledge development and practical exercises. I will make your training relevant to your current employment or circumstances throughout the course.

More than a third of all over three day injuries reported each year to the Health & Safety Executive and local Authorities are caused by manual handling ‘the transporting or supporting of loads by hand or by bodily force’. Most of the reported accidents caused by back injury, though hands, arms and feet are also vulnerable. In 1995, an estimated average of 11 working days per sufferer was lost through musculoskeletal disorders affecting the back, caused by work.

What are your duties as an employer or employee? Are you assessing and reducing the risk of injury?

Many manual handling injuries build up over a period rather than being caused by a single handling incident. These injuries occur wherever people are at work (farms, building sites, factories, offices, warehouses, hospitals, banks, laboratories, logistic etc). Heavy manual labour, awkward posture, manual materials handling and previous or existing injury are all risk factors.

This course explains the problems associated with Manual Handling and teaches you the best practice in dealing with them. The principals are relevant to all managers and employees. Avoiding injuries from Manual Handling makes sound business sense.

What do I need to start..? 

  • Pre-requisite Qualifications: None
  • Minimum age: 16 years

What other Courses would be useful in my Workplace..?

Our Primary and Secondary Care Course covers the Primary Care skills of scene safety assessment, universal precautions - communicable disease protection including barrier use, primary assessment, rescue breathing, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), conscious and unconscious obstructed airway management, serious bleeding management, shock management and spinal injury management. Secondary Care skills include injury assessment, illness assessment, bandaging and splinting for dislocations and fractures.

We also offer a Stand-alone CPR and AED Course - proven to drastically increase the chances of patient survival compared to CPR alone for the treatment of cardiac arrest. As with all our courses, personal copies of materials (participant manual & DVD) are provided for participants to retain after the course.

See information about the HSE approved First Aid at Work Course and view the Workplace Requirements Chart from the HSE to give an idea of what cover you need...

Please (email me here) with questions or to group booking, still not sure I can visit the Workplace and give you a better idea of your requirements.

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