Manual Handling Awareness 2018-07-09T11:21:03+00:00

Manual Handling Awareness

This is a fascinating short course which provides an understanding of how your body is designed to operate within the principles of manual handling, and how we often work outside the design and inviting injury.

On completion of this course delegates should be able to identify risks to be considered when carrying out a manual handling assessment and demonstrate safer handling techniques. This course will focus on handling objects rather than people.

Duration: 2.5 Hours
Who should attend? This course is designed as an introduction for staff delivering any services which involve moving and handling at any level and is an excellent refresher for those who have already undertaken manual handling training. Delegates are required to be physically fit, wear loose clothing and be able to cope with the practical activity.
Location: In-house
Course content:
  • Manual Handling Operation Regulation
  • Legal Duty – Employer/Employee Responsibilities
  • Anatomy & Physiology – Biomechanics
  • Manual handling risk assessments role
  • Expected Profiles of Injuries/Role
  • Benefits of Preventing Manual Handling Injuries
  • Principles of Safe Manual Handling
  • Practical Handling Techniques
Assessment and certification

Full attendance and identification is required. The day includes assessment of theory and practical skills against NBE standards.

On successful completion delegates will be awarded a ‘Manual Handling Awareness’ certificate valid for a maximum of three years, depending on the risk assessed by the employer.

This should be renewed on a manual handling requalification course before the expiry date.

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