Manual Handling

Manual Handling (Half Day Course)

The Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992, as amended in 2002 ('the Regulations') apply to a wide range of manual handling activities, including lifting, lowering, pushing, pulling or carrying. The load may be either inanimate - such as a box or a trolley, or animate - a person or an animal. This guidance gives useful practical advice for employers, managers, safety representatives and individual employees on how to reduce the risk of injury from manual handling.

What's the problem:

More than a third of all over-three-day injuries reported each year to HSE and local authorities are caused by manual handling - the transporting or supporting of loads by hand or by bodily force. The pie chart shows the pattern for over-three-day injuries reported in 2001/02.

Our Training covers:

  • Manual Handling Risk Factors
  • How to carry out safe manual handling including good handling techniques
  • Appropriate systems of work for the individual's tasks and environment
  • Use of mechanical aids
  • Practical work to allow the trainer to identify and put right anything the trainee is not doing safely

Candidates will be issued with a Certificate.