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Successful completion will prepare students to look carefully at their own work activities and contribute to the development of safer methods and tasks, in co-operation with their managers and supervisors. The qualification is not intended to train students to carry out manual handling assessments nor to provide detailed training on handling techniques. Content of Course : - 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. Objectives : By the end of the programme, the candidate will be able to: - Explain what is meant by the term manual handling and give examples. - Explain how manual handling can cause injury and give examples. - State the principles for controlling manual handling risks and apply these in a practical context. - Demonstrate a general understanding of the value and purposes of conducting a manual handling assessment and what employees can expect of such assessments. Examination Information : There is a short multi-choice test at the end of the course. Candidates are required to correctly answer 15 out of 20 questions in order to achieve a Chartered Institute of Environmental Health Principles of Manual Handling Certificate. Duration of Course : The course is designed to be delivered in 3 hours.

Successful completion will prepare students to look carefully at their own work activities and contribute to the development of safer methods and tasks, in co-operation with their managers and supervisors. The qualification is not intended to train students to carry out manual handling assessments nor to provide detailed training on handling techniques. Content of Course : - The process of manual...

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