Manual Handling, also known as manual tasks, is any activity requiring effort to lift, move, push, pull, carry, hold or restrain any object, including a person or animal. Poor manual handling practice is one of the most common causes of injury in the workplace and the injuries can be disabling and costly.

Manual Handling is a physical activity that takes place in every workplace, and in some cases the activity does not pose problem. However it can be a potential workplace hazard when an employee is required to handled very heavy loads, which could result in a back injury

Manual handling accidents account for more than a third of all accidents reported each year to the enforcing authorities. It is estimated that in excess of 500,000 people in Great Britain suffer from a musculoskeletal disorder (MSD) mainly affecting the upper limbs or neck that was caused, or made worse, by their current or past work.

This Manual Handling Training Course provides the necessary information and training for organisations to understand more about the risks associated with manual handling, how to undergo a risk assessment and how to ensure appropriate control measures are put in place.

Designed for learners who participate in any level of manual handling in the workplace or in their day to day lives. This qualification covers how to move and handle objects in a safe way and minimise the risk of injury to yourself and others when undertaking manual tasks.
This Qualification Consist Of Following Topics:

  • Reasons For Safe Manual Handling & Risk Assessments
  • Manual Handling Equipment
  • How To Apply Safe Manual Handling Principles.
This qualification is assessed by a multiple-choice examination and a practical examination. To Awarded this qualification the Learner must achieve a percentage pass in the MCQ & assessment.

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