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Manual Handling


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The principal aims of this course are to provide delegates with necessary knowledge and skills, so candidates can carry out competent practical manual handling assessments. In addition, to provide a thorough knowledge of current health and safety legislation, that impinges upon manual handling activities.

The programme will include:

  • The Manual Handling Regulations
  • Best Practice Techniques for Lifting
  • Manual Handling Assessment Methods
  • Health Risks Involved with Manual Handling
  • Criminal and Civil Legal Overview
  • Current Manual Handling Case Law
  • Action Planning and Strategy for Manual Handling Assessment
  • Legislation and Risk Assessment which Interfaces with Manual Handling Activities
  • Assessing the Competence of Individuals to Carry Out Manual Handling Tasks
  • Work Related Upper Limb Disorders (W.R.U.L.D)
  • Vibration White Finger (V.W.F)
  • Manual Handling and Pregnancies

This course will ideally suit team leaders, supervisors, managers or any member of staff with the remit for carrying out Manual Handling Risk assessments in the work place.

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