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Looking after your back End user manual handling training (1/2 day) Overview Manual Handling occurs as a part of many work activities and with productivity demands also increasing in many sectors, these jobs hold the potential for musculo-skeletal injuries/disorders. End user training for employees fits into a wider risk management system and manual handling risk assessment is a mandatory duty for employers where manual handling is carried out. This course aims to train end users in manual handling issues. Importantly, the course centres on principles of safe handling rather than on specific handling techniques. The course includes practical sessions where current and realistic manual handling situations are addressed. The presenters are all experienced ergonomists who have practical experience within a wide range of companies - both as trainers and in support consultancy projects. Aims To allow delegates to work safely, free from musculoskeletal injury To show delegates how they can get injured To provide delegates with tips, techniques and tricks to avoid problems To show delegates how to reduce the effects of injury Learning objectives After the course delegates will be able to: Demonstrate techniques for better movement Apply the principles of safe handling to a handling situation Problem solve potential handling problems Prerequisites Delegates should carry out manual handling tasks within their areas. Who should attend? Delegates should be familiar with the handling problems in their areas. Outline Programme - to be tailored to specific local requirements/key concerns A 1/2 day course comprising of both theory and practice Theory How injury works Common injury-prone activities Principles of safer movement Practice Techniques for better movement Practicing better movement Problem solving Techniques for injury control

Looking after your back End user manual handling training (1/2 day) Overview Manual Handling occurs as a part of many work activities and with productivity demands also increasing in many sectors, these jobs hold the potential for musculo-skeletal injuries/disorders. End user training for employees fits into a wider risk management system and manual handling risk assessment is a mandatory duty...

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