Manual Handling Training

Program Aim is to Increase awareness of safe manual handling of loads and to reduce the risk of occupational injury while carrying out manual handling tasks in the workplace.

Programme objectives

To identify the skills and techniques involved in safe lifting, putting down, pushing, pulling, carrying or, moving a load. To gain practice and gain feedback on these skills and techniques

Program Aim

To Increase awareness of safe manual handling of loads and to reduce the risk of occupational injury while carrying out manual handling tasks in the workplace. To comply with the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005, The Safety Health and Welfare at Work, (General Application) Regulations 2007

Syllabus outline

  • Introduction, Health and Safety Legislation, Injury profile.
  • Workplace Hazards, Risks of Injury, Exposure Controls.
  • Anatomy of Spine, Structure and Functions.
  • Body Mechanics, Normal Movement, Dangerous Movement
  • Safe Manual Handling, Eight Principles of Safe Lifting, Theory, Practice
  • Injury Prevention, Exercise, Diet, Rest, Sleep. Sensitive risk groups

Training method

Group Orientated to include lectures, formal talks and demonstrations. These are didactic in nature and place a strong emphasis on the trainer's expertise and knowledge of the subject matter

Participant profile

Any person who is involved in manual handling in the workplace and wants to learn how to conduct a personal risk assessment and move and handle loads safely.

No. of participants

Max 12

Duration

3 hrs

Certification

Valid for 3 years.

Duration: 
3 hours