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Training: Manual Handling Operations

posted Oct 8, 2013, 8:04 AM by Kay Heritage
The Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 state:

"Section 2 of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and regulations 10 and 13 of the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 require employers to provide their employees with health and safety information and training. This should be supplemented as necessary with more specific information and training on manual handling injury risks and prevention, as part of the steps to reduce risk required by regulation 4(1)(b)(ii) of the Regulations.

The risk of injury from a manual handling task will be increased where workers do not have the information or training necessary to enable them to work safely."

More staff than ever are injuring themselves at work and pursuing their employers as a result.

Who is this training course for?
This course is for any person who is involved in manual handling in the workplace. Please note this is not the movement of people.

Course Aims and Objectives
Figures from the Health and Safety Executive show that, in 2008/09, over half a million musculoskeletal injuries were reported whilst at work, nearly half of which mainly affected the back. This course will enable to candidate to carry out their tasks with due regard to preventing these injuries.

At the end of this course the student will have:
  • Identified the aspects of the spine and its effect on manual handling tasks
  • Discussed our vulnerability to manual handling injuries
  • Discussed how current legislation affects both employee and employer
And should be able to:
  • Demonstrate an ability to move objects using only safe handling techniques
  • Able to avoid back injuries caused by poor posture and inefficient movement

Course Content:
  • Anatomy of the spine
  • Causes of back pain
  • Returning back to work
  • Moving & Handling Assessments
  • Manual Handling Legislation
  • Principles of safer Moving & Handling
  • Unsafe systems of work
  • Equipment demonstrations & practice
  • Manual Handling Risk Assessment
  • Evaluation

Course Benefits:
Over 33% of all work related injuries are from manual handling. In fact back injuries are the biggest cause of staff absence in the UK and yet most are preventable!

More than 25% of the accidents reported to the UK Health & Safety Executive (HSE) each year are associated with manual handling, most resulting in lower back injuries. These are common among occupational groups in which repeated and prolonged strain is put on the spine e.g. farmers, nurses, machine operators, miners, maintenance staff and delivery personnel. Over 70 million working days are lost in the UK each year due to back injuries.

This manual handling training course is a superb way to show your staff how to lift safely in a high impact 3 hour course. Once your staff have attended this manual handling training course, they will know have to look after their back properly and your business will be protected from the cost absenteeism and litigation

LSCP Members - £20 per place 
Non-LSCP Members - £32 per place

Alternatively you may download the booking form below and return it to
If you have any questions or concerns please contact 0151 270 170
Kay Heritage,
Oct 8, 2013, 8:04 AM
Kay Heritage,
Oct 8, 2013, 8:04 AM