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Manual handling training courses

manual handling trainingManual handling training:
1 day course
up to X8 trainees

For more details - please call Aaron Hueston on 07715 434056


Managers, Supervisors and Business owners are responsible for complying with "The Manual Handling Operations Regulations" and consulting with employee's in the process of hazard identification, assessment and control. Managers, Supervisors and Business owners should ensure that work place practices involving Manual Handling are designed to be, so far is as reasonably practicable, safe and without risk to Health & Safety.

Staff are responsible for co-operating in Manual Handling hazard management and following developed work procedures put in place in the interests of Health & Safety.

What is Manual Handling?

-The Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 ( MHOR 92 - amended 2002 ) apply to all Manual Handling operations defined as "any transporting or supporting of a load by hand or bodily force ( including the Lifting, Putting down, Pushing, Pulling, Carrying or Moving thereof )

Back pain caused by Manual Handling injuries is one of the biggest causes of employee time off work in the UK, it is associated with more over 7 day Reportable injuries to the HSE ( RIDDOR ) than any other work based task.
Good Manual Handling practices and techniques as well as employee awareness can reduce the risks and harm these type of injuries can cause, saving the company valuable lost production and compensation claims for injuries sustained.

Safety Training Southwest Ltd can design a Manual Handling Course around your Business needs, which will highlight the risks involved and make employee's aware of how good handling techniques and awareness can reduce these risks to themselves and to your Business.

Trainee's on the Course will benefit from:

  • A better awareness of the principles of Safe Manual Handling
  • The effects on the Back and the Body of Manual tasks
  • An awareness of how Bad Handling techniques can result in Injury
  • A reduced risk of time off through injury caused by Manual Handling
  • How to assess tasks properly and reduce risk
  • A demonstration and practice of Safe Lifting

Train the Trainer:

A course designed specifically for your business, to enable your own trained staff to undertake your own Internal Manual Handling training, for Inductions and new starters as well as refreshers for establish staff members - Telephone for details.

For professional advice and convenient affordable solutions call us for an informal chat on:
07715 434056