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Manual Handling at Work in Medway, Kent and the UK

Manual Handling at Work
This Manual Handling at Work training course will give you an understanding of the causes of fatigue, strain and injury and an awareness of which parts of the body are most at risk when lifting. You will also understand the six key principles of safe handling and lifting. You will be taught how to lift and handle objects and plan the way to carry out these operations. By the end of the course you will understand legal obligations relating to manual handling at work and what is meant by risk assessment. A manual handling risk assessment will be undertaken to test your skills.

The course is designed in highlighting best practice to help the employer/employee comply with the Manual Handling Regulations. This course does not cover hoists and mechanical lifting aids.

Course Duration

Three Hours

Course content

  • Techniques for assisting in client movement
  • Working to the principle of Minimal Client Handling
  • Understand the cause of fatigue, strain and injury and be aware of the parts of the body, which are most at risk when lifting
  • Understand the six key principles of safe handling and lifting.
  • Lift and handle objects and plan the way to do these operations
  • Understand legal obligations relating to manual handling
  • Understand what is meant by risk assessment
  • Carry out a manual handling risk assessment

Assessment and certification

The course is assessed by the trainer

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