Manual Handling in the Workplace

Description: The Manual Handling course is intended to provide students with an understanding of how to safely handle loads. It covers practical aspects of lifting, lowering, carrying, pushing and pulling loads. It also provides information on the human spinal system, risk assessment, the legal responsibility of employers to their employees and techniques for the prevention of accidents.

The course involves knowledge development, and a series of practical exercises, followed by scenarios that allow the students to put their skills into practice. Course Content:

Course content:

  • The spine
  • Common injuries
  • The law and manual handling
  • Assessing the task
  • Good lifting techniques
  • Practical development
  • Lifting boxes.
  • Lifting sacks
  • Pushing and pulling
  • Unusually shaped objects
  • Teamwork
  • Using lifting aids
  • Guidelines for manual handling
  • Risk assessment
  • Additional factors
  • The role of managers
  • In the event of an accident
  • Scenarios

Audience: businesses where a risk assessment deems it necessary that staff have training in Manual Handling in the workplace. No required prerequisite.

Duration: 4-5 hours.   

Certification: Participants receive an international certification from EFR (UK).

Language: Delivery and material in English and/or Arabic.

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