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Manual Handling of Objects

Manual handling of objects

Manual HandlingOn the 31st December 1992 the Manual Handling Operations Regulations came into force. These regulations apply to any task which involves moving a load manually, and sets out a series of duties which are placed on the employer and employee. Principally they are as follows

  • Avoid as far as possible, the need for manual handling operations which involve the potential for risk of injury.
  • Mechanise any tasks to prevent lifting.
  • Assess any hazardous lifting operations which cannot be avoided. The assessment should include consideration of four main areas; Task, load, individual and environment.
  • Reduce the risk of injury resulting from lifting as far as possible.
  • Inform and train employees with regard to the risks involved in lifting operations

Singleton Associates offer a comprehensive training service in relation to manual handling, for all levels of staff. Our training course is 3-4 hours; it consists of both theory and hands on practical sessions using loads that are normally found in your own workplace.

Course Syllabus:

  • Brief overview of the Health & Safety at Work Act.
  • Brief overview of Manual Handling Regulations.
  • Types and frequency and cost of lifting injuries.
  • Anatomy of the back.
  • Physical principles of lifting (principle of levers).
  • Risk assessment applied to manual handling.
  • Control measures in lifting.
  • Principles of kinetics.
  • Practical demonstration of lifting.

Course Objectives:

  • Explain what is meant by manual handling.
  • Explain how lifting incorrectly can cause injury.
  • State the principles for controlling lifting in a practical context.
  • Have a general knowledge of the risk assessment process.
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of the Regulations.

Course length: 3-4 hrs.

Qualification achieved: Attendance certificate.

Cost: £30 per person + VAT on open courses.

£30 per person + VAT (min charge of £240 + VAT) for in-house courses.

We can run courses in house or at our training centres in Lincoln and Grimsby.  We also run open courses regularly for individuals or businesses needing to train single employees.

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