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Manual Handling

Manual handling relates to the moving of items either by lifting, lowering, carrying, pushing or pulling. The weight of the item is an important factor, but many other factors can create a risk of injury, for example the number of times you have to pick up or carry an item, the distance you are carrying it, where you are picking it up from or putting it down (picking it up from the floor, putting it on a shelf above shoulder level) and any twisting, bending stretching or other awkward posture you may adopt while doing a task.

Duration: Half day

Maximum number of delegates: 12

Course Overview:

To provide the underlying knowledge required to minimise risks associated with manual handling whilst practical exercises provide the opportunity to apply the principles of safer handling.

Who should attend?

Anyone who may need to carry out any type of manual handling activity at work.

Course Content:

  • Hazards, risks and controls.
  • How operations can cause injury and harm.
  • The scope of legal requirements and where guidance can be found.
  • The process for assessing risks.
  • The value of risk assessment and how it applies to safe manual handling in practice.
  • Lifting loads from low levels, working at low levels.
  • Lowering from height.
  • Pushing loads, pulling loads.
  • Carrying, team handling.

Venue: This course can be delivered at our accredited training centre or at your premises as a dedicated course.

Certification: Delegates successfully completing the course will receive a NTSS Certificate of Attendance.

Nationwide Training and Safety Services accreditations