Manual Handling Course
This course is intended for people who wish to receive the theory and practical skills required for correct manual handling. It covers a range of topics in order to give the learner confidence to risk assess manual handling tasks and perform said tasks within their workplace.The Safety, Health and Welfare at Work, (General Applications) Regulations 2007, Chapter 4 of Part 2, outline the requirements that must be adhered to in relation to manual handling.
Manual Handling is a physical activity that takes place in every workplace ,in own personal home lifes, and in some cases the activity does not pose problem. However it can be a potential workplace hazard when an employee is required to handled very heavy loads, which could result in a back injury. The type of manual handling activity that needs to be assessed is defined in Regulation 68 of the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work, (General Application) Regulations 2007.
This course will cover the following topics:
•Ergonomics in the workplace
•Manual Handling Risk Assessment
•Anatomy of the spine
•Fitness & exercising
•How to handle loads safely
•The principles of manual handling
Who is this course designed for? All staff engaged in manual handling activities during their working day.
Course duration & Fee. The course takes approximately 2.5 hours and costs 40 Euro, per person. Discount for group bookings.
On successful completion of the course participants will be awarded a Manual Handling certificate which is valid for 3 years.
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