This Manual Handling training guidance provides the necessary information and training for staff to understand more about the risks associated with manual handling, how to undertake a risk assessment and how to ensure appropriate control measures are put in place.
Manual handling accidents account for more than a third of all accidents reported each year to the enforcing authorities Back injuries are the biggest cause of staff absence in the UK and yet most are preventable! Manual handling training is a legal requirement in any situation where your staff are required to do any lifting, lowering, pulling or pushing that carries any level of risk. Most work environments employ people who need to use some form of manual handling.
The course is aimed at anyone who may undertake manual handling tasks, including the transporting of a load by lifting, putting down, pushing, pulling, carrying or moving, either by hand or by bodily force.