According to the HSE, manual handling is responsible for 1 in 5 workplace injuries; and in 2019/20 almost 9 million working days were lost due to work-related musculoskeletal disorders alone.
This includes both short-term injuries from accidents, sprains, strains, and chronic disorders arising from incorrect handling techniques. Injuries and ill-health cost businesses around £3 billion a year, of which the lack of adequate employee manual handling training is a large cause of this.
Manual Handling Training
Best practice manual handling training will teach how to properly risk assess before a manual handling task — primarily a lift/carry, educate the handler on the science behind a lift/carry, and effectively demonstrate the correct lifting and put down techniques which minimise the risk for injury.
For both employers and employees, our manual handling training course provides the trainee with the legislative understanding and practical knowledge required to ensure manual handling requirements are met and injuries from incorrect handling procedures are avoided.
Safesmart delivers Manual Handling Training for your organisation through Smartlog – our comprehensive health & safety compliance software.
This course contains test questions and issues a certificate upon completion.