Why is it important?
Prevention and control of Musculo-skeletal disorders, such as manual handling injuries, has been identified as a priority by the Health and Safety Commission.
Given that 34% of all reportable injuries relate to manual handling, that 65% of manual handling injuries are strains or sprains and of these that 45% of injuries are to the back, it makes good business sense to reduce the risks involved in manual handling.
This course gives useful practical advice on how to reduce the risk of injury from manual handling.
Who should attend?
Managers, supervisors, safety representatives and individual employees.
Duration of Course:
˝ - 1 day
Assessment of manual handling risks
Control of risks
Aims of course:
To have an understanding of how manual handling injuries occur and affect individuals
To be able to assess risks from manual handling
To recognize and implement work practices that avoid the need for manual handling
To train candidates in safe manual handling techniques and the avoidance of harm
Certificates will be issued by Principal People
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