Courses can be completed at Elgin or on your own premises, call for details.
The manual handling of loads has long been recognised as a major source of occupational injury and ill health. Taken together, the advent of the European Directive and the coming to fruition of the HSE’s efforts to develop a satisfactory strategy for manual handling provide the ideal opportunity to tackle this long standing problem.
The Manual Handling Operations Regulations provide a structured approach through which risks can be identified and corrective measures applied, with the aim of bringing about a significant reduction in injury and disablement caused by manual handling in the workplace. Injury and disability may be caused by a one off incident or build up over along period of time.
As an example, one of our daylong courses covers the follow topics:
- Manual Handling Injuries
- The Duties under the Regulations
- Duties of Employers
- Duties of Employees
- Employers’ Liability
- Twisting and Stooping
- Six Steps to correct Lifting
- Manual Handling Principles
- Correct Position of Feet
- Straight back
- Arms and Hands
- Position of Head
- Use of Body Weight
Remember, correctly trained and supervised employees can help reduce accidents and your liability should one occur.