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.