Manual Handling Health and Safety Training

Manual Handling Training

Looking for a group booking? Contact us on 01344 830015 to discuss pricing

Manual Handling Health and Safety Training

Manual Handling Training

Looking for a group booking? Contact us on 01344 830015 to discuss pricing

Virtually all companies have a manual handling requirement –. Under Health and Safety Legislation, there is a duty to identify where this lifting could lead to a significant risk of injury, then to take common sense measures to reduce the risk. This half day Manual Handling course is designed for any person(s) who, as part of their working duties, are involved in the moving of any objects by manual force whether lifting, pulling, pushing or setting down. The course covers correct lifting techniques, risk assessment, hazardous loads, and harmful effects of incorrect lifting, regulations, recommended weights and potential hazards.

Course Aim: To cover the duty of care placed on employers by the manual handling regulations 1998 to provide staff involved in manual handling with adequate training. To give employees the information to complete manual handling tasks efficiently and safely.

Theory Content:

  • Introduction to the course and the trainer
  • What is manual handling as defined by the regulations
  • The duties placed upon the employer by the regulations
  • The duties placed upon the employee by the regulations
  • Risk assessment of manual handling
  • What is hazardous manual handling and how it can be avoided
  • How can the safe use of lifting aids help avoid hazardous manual handling.
  • The functions of the spine
  • Common manual handling injuries
  • What causes a slipped disk and how it can be avoided
  • HSE guidelines on safe lifting weights
  • The safe lifting method in theory
  • Each course delegate will be given a theoretical test (multi-choice format) to assess their job-related safety knowledge

Practical Content:

  • Each candidate will have to have to demonstrate how to safety lift
  • Each candidate will have to perform a two person lift with a static item
  • Each candidate will have to complete a risk assessment form for a manual handling task given by the instructor

Novice Courses: Ideal for a total beginner using their first forklift truck, and has no previous experience of Materials Handling Equipment.

Experienced Courses: For a forklift truck operator who has an extensive amount of experience; at least 12 months, however holds no current certification and has had no formal training.

Refresher Courses: Suited for the operators who are trained and certified, the refresher course allows them to take a test to renew their licence. Forklift certifications are valid for 3 years.

Conversion Course: Suited for operators who are trained and certified on certain forklifts. The conversion course allows them to expand their forklift licences on other types of trucks.

Our courses take place at our fully equipped training centre in Maidenhead, Berkshire. 

We have a great location for those travelling on the M4/M3/M5 and the centre is also close to Heathrow. 

 

Certification:

After successful completion of our training candidates will receive:

  • NPORs Approved certificate 
  • NPORs Plastic photo identification card (additional cost)

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