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Manual Handling in the Workplace
Thu 2 February 2017, 09:30 – 16:30 GMT
All employees who have to carry out any manual handling activities at work, including both industrial and office workers.
This qualification, aimed at those who carry out manual handling at work, provides essential information about manual handling hazards and their control.
Under the Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992, employers are required to take appropriate steps to reduce the risk of injury to employees.
The 1 day coyrse programme covers the following topics:
Manual handling hazards, risks and controls
How manual handling operations can cause injury and harm
The scope of legal requirements and where guidance can be found
The process for assessing manual handling risks
The value of risk assessment and how it applies to safe manual handling practice
Manual handling techniques – lifting loads from low levels/working at low levels/lowering from height/pushing loads/pulling loads/carrying/team handling