Manual Handling – 1 day

MANUAL HANDLING (1 day)

AIM
To give delegates information on Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 (as amended) and to make them aware of accidents/injuries that can occur whilst handling or moving materials and objects.

Pre-Requisite
No previous experience required.

Course Duration
1 day.

Maximum Number
10 persons.

Training Aids
Lecture notes and audio visual presentation.

Assessment
Observation

Certification
On successful completion of the course candidates will receive a NETA certificate.

Additional Information
Meeting the needs and expectations of service users is of the highest priority to our staff. Therefore if you have any concerns or wish to make a comment about the service please contact: info@NETA.co.uk


COURSE OBJECTIVES

On completion of the course the delegate will be capable of:

  • Understanding the requirements of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.
  • Understanding/interpreting the Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 (as amended).
  • Carrying out Manual Handling Assessments (MAC Assessment tool).
  • Completing MAC documentation.
  • Identifying alternative methods of lifting and moving objects.
  • Lifting and moving objects using correct methods.
  • Identifying injuries associated with lifting and moving objects.
  • Use correct lifting techniques.

COURSE SYLLABUS

  • Health and Safety Legislation
  • The manual handling problem
  • The human and financial cost of accidents
  • Causes of back problems – on and off site
  • Common injuries associated with poor manual handling
  • Manual handling operation regulations
  • Employer / employee duties
  • The manual handling assessment chart (MAC)
  • Manual handling assessment (practical)