Manual handling is defined as:
“…any transporting or supporting of a load (including the lifting, putting down, pushing, pulling, carrying or moving thereof) by hand or bodily force“.
The load can be an object, person or animal.
The Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 require employers to ensure that all employees are trained and competent in manual handling. It is the employer’s duty to avoid manual handling as far as is reasonably practicable and, if this cannot be done, the employer must take steps to reduce the risk of injury.
The course covers:
- Manual Handling Legislation
- Employer and Employee Duties
- Anatomy of the spine
- Causes of back pain
- Identifying the Risks
- Moving & Handling Assessments
- Principles of safer Moving & Handling
- Unsafe systems of work
- Manual Handling Techniques practice
- Manual Handling Risk Assessment
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