This course gives an increased knowledge and understanding of the reasons for safe manual handling procedures, regulations and legislation, the need for manual handling risk assessments and how they relate to improving health & safety. It also identifies how these safe manual handling principles can be put into everyday practice.
Aims and Objectives
Delegates will be able to identify and describe:
The reasons for safe manual handling in their everyday practice.
The importance of risk assessments and significance in improving health and safety.
The principles associated with safe manual handling in their workplace i.e. the spine, back injuries and the principles of back care.
Unsafe techniques, poor posture and injuries associated.
What role legislation plays within moving and handling.
Practical moving and handling techniques.
Individual equipment available to staff and safe usage.
Types of equipment and testing requirements related to manual handling safety.