Manual Handling

Course Description

Over 1.2 million people are affected by back problems every year in the UK.  It is one of the biggest causes of absence from work and causes almost 10 million working days to be lost.  It is the duty of every employer under the Manual Handling regulations to reduce the risk of injury from manual handling operations.

This course looks closely at risk assessment and reduction as well as lifting and carrying.  Correct risk assessment and moving and handling procedures can reduce your organisation’s costs through back problems and will improve moral  by showing employees that their well-being is protected.

Group bookings can be made on a date of your choice at your own venue or at our venue in the Peak District.  Course fees depend on numbers attending and course location.  Please call 01433 621484 to discuss your options for this course.

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Course content

  • Relevant health and safety information
  • Anatomy, structure and function of the spine
  • Causes of back pain
  • Risk assessment
  • Base positions and movements leading to more complex moves including moving and lifting objects





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