MANUAL HANDLING Legal Requirements
The Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 set out clear ranking of measure for dealing with risks from manual handling, these are:
1. Avoid hazardous manual handling operations so far as is reasonably practicable
2. Assess any hazardous manual handling operations that can't be avoided, and
3. Reduce the risk of injury so far as is reasonably practicable
How is Manual Handling training relevant?
The HSE states that manual handling training is important to further manage the risk of injury if the task cannot be avoided and you have already taken action to reduce the risk.
The information covered by manual handling training should be specific to the job and should include:
- manual handling risk factors and how injuries can happen;
- appropriate systems of work for the individual’s tasks and environment;
- use of mechanical aids;
- how to carry out safe manual handling, including good handling techniques;
- practical work relevant to the job to allow the trainer to identify and put right anything the trainee is not doing safely;
- how to report symptoms and injuries.
Manual Handling Course Content
So what will be covered in each course? As standard, the following objectives will be met:
To understand the importance of safe manual handling
- Recognise potential injuries and ill health associated with incorrect manual handling
- Distinguish employer's and employee's duties relating to manual handling at work
- Identify the consequences for non-compliance with H&S requirements a work
To know how manual handling risk assessments contribute to improving health and safety
- Recognise the definitions of 'hazard' and 'risk' in the context of manual handling at work
- Identify the process for carrying out a manual handling risk assessment
- Recognise the principle of the risk control hierarchy when applied to manual handling
To understand the principles, types of equipment and testing requirements associated with manual handling safety
- Identify safe movement principles associated with manual handling
- Recognise the types of equipment designed to be used for manual handling tasks
- Identify the requirements for the testing, servicing and examination of manual handling and lifting equipment.
To be able to apply safe manual handling principles (practical element)
- Applying effort to, or moving a load or object manually or on their own
- Using manual handling aids and equipment
- Undertaking a manual handling task as part of a team
Manual Handling Course Location / Duration
This course can be conducted externally, or onsite to minimise business disruption / downtime if required. It's 7 hours long with flexible starting times to meet the needs of your business operation. We are happy to conduct the course around the clock, during the evening or at weekends, etc. A small surcharge applies to courses conducted during out of hours times, see terms below.
Delivery Type Face-to-Face
Assessment Methods Continuous assessment through the course.
Maximum Learners Per Tutor The Manual Handling Course has a maximum ratio of 12:1
It is recommended that you, or your staff undertake refresher training every 3 years.
TO BOOK, PLEASE EMAIL US ON HELLO@HIVECOLLABORATIVE.CO.UK OR CALL 01352 781965
Onsite Course Terms
In order for us to carry out the course on your premises, please check:
• Your premises is within the area on the map below. We can and are very happy to travel further to provide Manual Handling training, but please contact us for pricing and availability prior to purchasing. We aim to provide affordable training to all areas of the UK, but additional expenses may be charged if we don’t have a Health & Safety Trainer in your area.
• A small surcharge, invoiced prior to the course will be payable before the course start date if you require us to complete the course outside Mon-Fri, 0800-1800.
o Friday 1800 to Monday 0800, additional £20 per hour. E.g., Requalification course is 8 hours. Additional charge = £120.
o Weekdays, Monday to Thursday, 1800- 0800 on Friday, additional £15 per hour.
o Bank holidays, 0000-0000, additional £30 per hour.
• A room of sufficient size to conduct the practical elements of the training (please bear in mind social distancing for Covid-19 compliance). For 12 attendees room size should be larger than 36 square metres.
• A room which is large enough to use and clearly display a projector screen (we supply), and is free from distractions, noise, etc.
• Access to welfare facilities.
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