Manual Handling Training

Sign up for our half-day, face-to-face manual handling training course. Located at our Chichester office or at another agreed venue in the wider south-east, this health and safety training is carried out by our qualified and experienced in-house professionals. At the end, a multiple-choice paper will help test your level of understanding. 

Manual Handling health and safety courses Chichester

About The Course

This manual handling training is geared towards those responsible for the health, safety and welfare of their employees or any other individuals involved in manual handling activities in their workplace.

As stated on the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) website:

“The law sets out how employers must deal with risks from manual handling:

  • avoid hazardous manual handling, so far as is reasonably practicable
  • assess the risk of injury from any hazardous manual handling operations that cannot be avoided
  • reduce the risk of injury from hazardous manual handling to as low as reasonably practicable

The weight of a load is important, though the law does not set specific weight limits”.

It is a valuable health and safety course for almost any sector or industry where there is a risk of injury to people lifting, lowering pushing, pulling, carrying and transporting materials and goods.

Course content

  • An overview of manual handling
  • Legislation surrounding manual handling
  • Statistical information
  • Organisation and employee responsibilities
  • Hazards involved in manual handling
  • Correct manual handling techniques
  • Common injuries from manual handling operations – Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs) and Work-related Upper Limb Disorders (WRULDs)
  • Control measures
  • Safe systems of work
  • How to avoid, assess and reduce the risks
  • Factors in a manual handling risk assessment
  • Manually operated equipment
  • Mechanically operated equipment

Course outcomes

  • Raised awareness of the types of incidents that occur
  • Prevention of manual handling incidents for a safer workplace
  • Improved productivity with fewer working hours lost due to incidents

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