The Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 require employers to ensure that all employees are trained and competent in manual handling.
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.
Who Should Take This Manual Handling Training Course?
The manual handling course is aimed at all levels of employees who may undertake manual handling operations, including the transporting of a load of items by lifting, putting down, pushing, pulling, carrying or moving thereof by hand or by bodily force. This includes, but is not limited to, professions such as:
Warehouse and factory staff
Heavy manual labourers
Unloading and loading of vehicles
Construction and building site workers
Do You Comply With The Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992?
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.
Section 2 of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and regulations 10 and 13 of the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 require employers to provide their employees with health and safety information and training. This should be supplemented as necessary with more specific information and training on manual handling injury risks and prevention, as part of the steps to reduce risk required by the regulations.
This Manual Handling Training Course ensures employers comply with these Regulations by providing appropriate knowledge of the risks and safety measures associated with manual handling tasks.
By the end of the course learners will:
Be able to define manual handling and explain the common causes of injury.
Understand the legal responsibilities and the duties placed on employers and employees.
Be able to recognise manual handling hazards.
Understand the types of injury that can be caused by poor manual handling practice.
Be able to undertake an effective manual handling risk assessment.
Understand the control measures that can be put in place to reduce the risk of harm.
Understand and practice the best way to handle loads to maintain a safe working environment.