Manual Handling Training

Manual Handling Training Courses Delivered At Your Premises
More than a third of all reportable injuries of over three days involve manual handling, and around 10% of major injuries are linked to manual handling. It has a major impact on all workplaces, and costs the economy hundreds of millions of pounds every year. In the UK, 1.1m people reported that they suffered from musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) caused, or made worse, by work. It is estimated 12.3m working days are lost annually due to work-related MSDs. Anyone involved in the moving and handling of goods and people could be at risk. Injuries and suffering can be linked to any work involving handling of loads. There are risks in handling even light loads if a repetitive task is being carried out in poor conditions. Poor ergonomics and workplace layout are a factor in many hazardous manual handling tasks. Risks can be found in all work sectors, but healthcare, agriculture and construction are recognised as high-risk industries due to the number and nature of the manual handling activities.

Manual Handling Training Course Objectives

By the end of the course the delegate should be able to:

  • Demonstrate the correct method of manual handling of objects.
  • Understand their responsibilities under relevant legislation.
  • Demonstrate the practices of manual handling and lifting as described in The Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992.

Manual Handling Training Course Summary

  • MHOR 1992
  • Duties of employees
  • Duties of employers
  • Introduction to manual handling
  • Principles of good movement
  • Types and causes of injury
  • Anatomy of the spine
  • Theoretical examination
  • Identifying the load
  • Mechanical aids
  • Task analysis
  • Practical application of lifting, pushing, pulling and carrying

Manual Handling Training Certification

SGT Training Limited Theory and Practical Certificate Valid for 3 years.

Manual Handling Training Refresher Period

Manual Handling Awareness Refresher Course after 3 years.

Any Other Relevant Information

As all personnel are at risk of injury through carrying out manual handling tasks as part of their duties, this course can be adapted to suit all workplaces.