This course is suitable for anyone in an organisation who require to raise their awareness of the risks of unsafe manual handling practices and for people who may have to carry out manual handling as part of their job, e.g. handling deliveries, parcels and boxes.
The course is suitable:
- To raise awareness about the importance of safe manual handling
- As an introduction to those starting work which may involve carrying out manual handling activities
- For those returning to work where manual handling activities may be required
- As a safety refresher training
Please note that learners will be expected to take part in exercises that require you to bend to the floor and lift items, so please ensure delegates are in good health and do not have anything that may preclude them from taking part in the practical assessment. Delegates must be at least 16 years old to attend this course and it is advised that learners have a minimum of Level 1 in Literacy or Numeracy, or equivalent due to the multiple choice examination at the end of the course.
Successful delegates will gain an understanding of the knowledge, skills and understanding required to safely carrying out a number of manual handling tasks.
Throughout the duration of the course, delegates will be assessed when carrying out a number of practical exercises. At the end of the course delegates will take a multiple choice test.
Successful delegates will receive an A4 certificate which will be valid for a period of 3 years from the date of the course.
1. Understand the reasons for safe manual handling:
- Outline the potential injuries and ill health associated with incorrect manual handing
- Outline employer’s and employee’s duties relating to manual handling at work
- Outline the consequences for non-compliance with health and safety requirements at work
2. Understand how manual handling risk assessments contribute to improving health and safety
- Explain the terms ‘hazard’ and ‘risk’ in the context of manual handling work
- Outline the process for carrying out a manual handling risk assessment
- Describe the principle of the risk control hierarchy when applied to manual handling.
3. Understand the principles, types of equipment and testing requirements associated with manual handling safety
- Describe safe movement principles associated with manual handling
- Outline the types of equipment designed to be used for manual handling tasks
- Outline the requirements for the testing, servicing and examination of manual handling and lifting equipment
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