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Manual handling

Manual Handling applies to Almost Every Job. Are You or Your Staff Adequately trained?


Designed to assess the way you lift and handle items at work. Identifying safer lifting techniques including lifting aids. This course will enable delegates to understand the importance of planning manual handling activities, how to carry out such tasks and includes practical kinetic handling techniques in the work place.

Please note that this is an awareness course only, if your duties include manual handling you will also need further practical training, you can get in touch with us to arrange this.

Who should attend:

All personnel involved in manual handling and lifting at work; office staff who spend long durations at their desk; any employees who handle materials, boxes, mail, packages including both industrial and office workers

Topics covered:

  • Current legislation on manual handling operations
  • Duties of employers and employees
  • Anatomy and effects of correct and incorrect lifting techniques
  • Anatomy awareness
  • Ergonomics
  • Manual handling injuries, statistics and causes
  • Correct manual lifting and handling techniques
  • Understanding lifting and handling tasks
  • How to assess manual handling tasks and the risks
  • Different kinds of manual handling
  • Manual handling lifting aids
  • Correct lifting and handling techniques
  • Practical exercise in lifting and handling

Prerequisites: No qualifications required.

Course Duration: 2-3 hours

Certification Provided.


HSCS Scotland Promoting a Healthier Workplace Through Safety

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