The aim of this course is to increase participant’s awareness of how to handle loads safely,
and to reduce the risk of occupational injury while carrying out manual handling tasks in the
workplace. Participants will be taught how to identify the skills and techniques involved in
safe lifting, putting down, pushing, pulling, carrying or, moving a load.
Who should attend?
Any person who is involved in manual handling in the workplace and wants to learn how to conduct a personal risk assessment and move and handle loads safely.
• Health and Safety Legislation, Injury profile
• Workplace Hazards, Risks of Injury, Exposure Controls
• Anatomy of Spine, Structure and Functions
• Body Mechanics, Normal Movement, Dangerous Movement
• Safe Manual Handling, the Principles of Safe Lifting, Theory, Practice
• Injury Prevention, Exercise, Diet, Rest, Sleep. Sensitive risk groups
Due to the wide variety of manual handling tasks, it is difficult to set down a specific training
course which in content or duration would be appropriate for all situations. The course
content will include both instruction and practical training.