Manual Handling and Risk Assessment

Course Information

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Intro :

The Manual Handling Regulations require every employer to make suitable and sufficient assessment of the risks to the health and safety of all employees from any manual handling activity which cannot be avoided. A record of the assessment must be maintained if five or more persons are employed.

Aims :

To provide candidates with an understanding of the requirements of the regulations and a working knowledge of correct lifting techniques. To provide instruction and practice is undertaking and recording manual handling risk assessments.

Syllabus :

  • Manual Handling Regulations 1992
  • Accident statistics particularly manual handling injuries
  • Types of injury - spine
  • Demonstration and exercises in correct lifting techniques
  • Appreciation of personal protective equipment Regulations 2002
  • Team Lifting
  • The Management of Health and Safety Regulations
  • COSHH appreciation
  • Introduction to RIDDOR
  • Awareness of ergonomics and the display screen equipment regulations
  • Practical Manual Handling Risk Assessment exercises

Certification :

Universal Skills Group Certificate

Duration :

1 Day

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