The course is aimed at anyone who requires a basic understanding of manual handling and how to lift and carry loads correctly.
The aim of the course is to give the students the principles of best practice in the manual handling of
Delegates will be aware of the principles behind safe manual handling of loads. To lift and carry loads within
their capacity using aids and assistance as required. They will learn how to state the parts of the body at risk
of injury when lifting incorrectly and the injuries that may occur as a result. They will be able to demonstrate the
techniques that can be applied to the manual handling of loads in order to achieve economy of effort and
observe the improvements in their manual handling skills.
- Introduction to Manual Handling
- Statistical Evidence
- Understanding of anatomy related to manual handling
- The leverage effect
- Causes of back pain
- Introduction to base movement
- Top heavy movement
- Dual lifting techniques
- Team lifting techniques
- Personal Protective Equipment
- The use of mechanised lifting aids
- Workplace specific practical application
At Your Place or Ours
We can conduct this course at your premises if you have an area suitable for conducting training courses, or you could come to our training centre at M-Fire HQ. Click here to see when the next course is running at our training centre.
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