Manual Handling


20–30 min

BackgroundCourse Overview

Every year, manual handling is responsible for around 1/4 of workplace injuries, and also, 6.6 million working days were lost due to work-related musculoskeletal disorders in 2023. This includes both short-term injuries from accidents, sprains, strains, and chronic disorders arising from incorrect handling techniques.

Workplace injuries and ill health in the UK result in significant costs, totaling around £20 billion annually. The lack of proper employee manual handling training significantly contributes to these expenses.

Why is Manual Handling training important?

Manual Handling training is essential for preventing injuries, promoting employee well-being, ensuring legal compliance, improving efficiency, and reducing costs. It includes proper risk assessment before undertaking manual handling tasks, focusing primarily on lifting and carrying.

Additionally, it educates handlers about the science behind lifting and carrying, while effectively demonstrating correct techniques for minimizing injury risk during lifting and putting down.

Employers have a legal duty to provide safe working conditions, and manual handling training ensures compliance with health and safety regulations.

This Manual Handling training course benefits both employers and employees. Trainees gain a comprehensive understanding of relevant legislation and practical knowledge. This equips them to meet manual handling requirements and prevent injuries resulting from incorrect handling procedures

Safesmart delivers Manual Handling Training for your organisation through Smartlog – our comprehensive health & safety compliance software.

Course Content

Problems with manual handling – Identifying the main issues, and best practice in dealing with them.

This course contains test questions and issues a certificate upon completion.

This course is certified by the CPD Certification Service

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