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.
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
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
- 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
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
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
Valid for 3 years.