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Manual Handling Training

Manual Handling, or to be accurate, incorrect Manual Handling, is one of the most common causes of injury at work. To try and combat Manual Handling problems, the Manual Handling Operations Regulations were introduced.

The Regulations lay out duties for both employees and employers. They give a general requirement that employees must be trained to manually handle correctly including the use of any equipment their employer provides to handle loads safely.

Training your employees with DWSafety will go a long way to giving them greater awareness of the dangers that poor manual handling poses, as well as covering safe handling techniques, practical solutions to manual handling issues and the use of mechanical aids.

Who should attend??

manual handling

The Safe Moving and Handling Basics course is intended as an introduction to moving and handling activities for those starting work, returning to work or who need specific training in manual handling, as well as being a suitable qualification for refresher training.

Learners gaining this qualification will understand that moving and handling must be take the risk?carried out correctly and will recognise its importance in ensuring a safer working environment.

Please note that this course does not include practical demonstrations.

The content of the course will cover:

  • Relevant legislation
  • The importance of Risk Assessments
  • Causes of Manual Handling injuries
  • Structure and function of the spine
  • Identifying hazards
  • Control measures
  • Correct lifting procedures
  • Certification

Successful candidates will receive a non-accredited certificate of attendance.