Manual Handling

Online course available

Online course

Onsite course available

Onsite course

Our half-day Manual Handling course will show your staff how to carry out manual handling tasks correctly and therefore avoid back injuries. To comply with current Health and Safety legislation, staff engaged in manual handling must be given training in safe manual handling techniques.

By training your staff on how to conduct these safely, you are complying with your legal requirements. Back injuries caused by incorrect manual handling techniques are one of the most frequent causes of workers’ compensation claims.

This is not an instructor’s course. The healthcare provider should follow patient handling and moving, see Patient handling for info and booking.

All staff engaged in manual lifting activities during their working day

On completion of this programme, participants will be able to:

  • Lift and handle loads safely
  • Recognise a load which is too heavy or awkward

  • Dangers of careless and unskilled methods
  • Principles of levers and laws of motion
  • Anatomy of the spine and muscular system
  • How the body is harmed through incorrect handling techniques
  • How to handle loads safely
  • Lifting to and from ground level and from a height
  • Pushing, pulling and lifting (bags, sacks, barrels, where appropriate)
  • Other organisation specific lifting tasks
  • Competence testing

The course is highly interactive with each theory session being followed by demonstration, practical tasks and assessment of individual skills.

Continuous assessment throughout the course. At the end of the session, a multiple-choice exam will take place.

you will be issued with a PSTC certificate valid for 3 years

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