Manual Handling Awareness

Manual Handling Awareness

This 40 minute online self paced training course is a general awareness course covering the anatomy of the spine, correct lifting techniques, risk assessment and much more. Developed in conjunction with highly respected Occupational Rehabilitation and Physiotherapy consultants, it is aimed at creating an awareness and understanding around workplace manual handling tasks in an effort to prevent injuries.

This course will teach employees how to respond correctly to manual handling risks in the workplace and provide participants with:

  • An understanding of manual handling principles and how legislation relates to manual handling.
  • Hazard identification and risk assessment around manual handling.
  • How to correctly lift, pull, carry and push heavy loads.
  • The anatomy of the spine and back pain injuries related to improper manual handling.

Employees will also be aware of their legal obligations to The Act, and will learn how to correctly lift, pull, push and carry heavy loads. It also covers some Workplace Health and Safety regulations related to manual handling, and looks in detail at the effects of improper manual handling.

This course is designed for organisation-wide delivery for employees and employers and is suitable for all industry sectors.

Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance on successful completion of this course.