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Typical course outline Introduction (30 mins) - What is Manual Handling? - Why is it important? Leading cause of workplace injuries - Immediate & long-term harm - the scale of the problem Types of injury (20 mins) - How the back works, how it is harmed - Other common injuries Stretch Break (10 mins) Manual Handling Risk Factors (20 mins) - Risk factors of the TASK - LOAD - ENVIRONMENT- INDIVIDUAL Manual Handling Assessments (40 mins) - The Law - Manual Handling Regulations 1992 (as amended) - Components of Manual Handling Assessments - Role of the Assessor - Sources of advice - Documentation & Review Lunch Break 30 mins Video - Manual Handling Assessments in Industry (15 mins) Control measures - ways of reducing risk (25 mins) - Avoidance - Mechanisation - Improving the Task - Improving the Load - Improving the Environment - Protecting the Individual - selection & protective equipment Safe Handling Techniques (30 mins) Tea Break 15 mins Practical Manual Handling Assessment (50 mins) - Worked example 1 Group work - Worked Example 2 Group work Summary & Questions (15 mins) - The duration of the course may be varied depending upon the experience of the participants, the nature of their work, and the systems already in place. Cost: inclusive of course handouts and certificates of training. Depending on the location, a travel charge may apply.

Typical course outline Introduction (30 mins) - What is Manual Handling? - Why is it important? Leading cause of workplace injuries - Immediate & long-term harm - the scale of the problem Types of injury (20 mins) - How the back works, how it is harmed - Other common injuries Stretch Break (10 mins) Manual Handling Risk Factors (20 mins) - Risk factors of the TASK - LOAD - ENVIRONMENT- INDIVIDUAL...

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