Manual Handling

Content and Course Design

Health and Safety at Work act (1974) The Manual Handling Regulations (1992) Weight limits and Guidelines Manual Handling techniques Kinetic principals of lifting and handling loads 

The main parts of the spine Risk Assessment, Theory and Practical The causes of strain and injury Assessment of safe limits in the work place Group lifting Accident statistics


■The Law.

■The Risks


■The Spine.

■Correct Positioning.

■Good Manual Handling Technique.

■Mechanical Aids.

■ Pushing and Pulling

■Look After Your Back.

Manual handling might not seem high risk, but it is actually one of the most common causes of workplace injuries. The importance of safe manual handling techniques can therefore mean the difference between a productive day at work or being or off work with a bad back

Maximum no of candidates is 1 instructor to 8 Candidates

The duration of the course is 4 hours