Manual Handling

Back injuries from manual handling are a major cause of occupational ill health in the UK. Only when you have suffered from a back problem will you truly understand the debilitating nature of back pain.

In many cases manual handling injuries can be prevented.

This course outlines legal responsibilities as well as demonstrating handling principles.

On completion of this course candidates will be able to:

  • Identify hazards of manual handling

  • Identify risks involved and controls available

  • Identify what to expect from a manual handling assessment

Subjects covered:

  • The process of manual handling in the workplace

  • Manual handling injuries and the activities which cause them

  • Manual handling assessment and control options

  • Responsibilities imposed by the manual handling operations regulations