Manual Handling

According to the HSE, manual handling is responsible for over 1/3 of all workplace injuries; and in 2018/19 almost 7 million working days were lost due to work-related musculoskeletal disorders.

This includes both short-term injuries from accidents, sprains, strains, and chronic disorders arising from incorrect handling techniques. Injuries and ill-health costs 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 lift/carry, educate the handler on the science behind a lift/carry, and effectively demonstrate the correct lifting and put down techniques.

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.

Manual handling regulations – Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 (MHOR) and what it entails.

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

Spinal injuries – Main causes of spinal injuries and how these can affect a worker in the long-term. How to avoid injury and put less stress on your body.

The mechanics of manual handling – How the technique used when lifting a load affects your body; for example, stress distribution and balance.

Risk assessing an unavoidable lift – Evaluating risks and identifying control measures before a lift.

Correct policies and procedures for safe lifting – Assessing the load for size and weight, and adjusting technique to reduce or avoid strain.

Applying a ‘basic method’ to a lift

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


*This course is certified by the CPD Certification Service

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