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ApprenticeshipsCity and GuildsEU Skills

Manual Handling

Course Reference

MH

Duration

day

Participants

All employees

Aim

To provide the delegate with the basic skills and knowledge to safely carryout manual handling tasks

Objectives

To identify safe methods of lifting and moving objects, correctly assess the risks from the load, demonstrate the necessary practical skills to lift and move the load safely, and demonstrate the health and safety requirements whilst carrying out the manual handling task.

Content

The course will cover:
  • Health & safety legislation
  • The anatomy and physiology of the spine
  • The kinetic principles of manual handling
  • Manual handling risk assessment
  • Planning and preparation for safe manual handling
  • Correct lifting techniques

Methods

Lecture, demonstration and practical application

Pre-requisites

None

“They are very flexible in their delivery and always willing to listen to any feedback from our apprentices.”

Jacqui Woodward, Technical Programme Delivery Co-ordinator, United Utilities


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