Manual handling is the cause of more than a third of all reported injuries, which result in employees being off work for more than three days. The Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 (as amended 2002) require employers to conduct risk assessments of manual handling activities that their employees undertake and to provide the appropriate training.
Manual handling covers a wide variety of tasks including lifting, lowering, pushing, pulling and carrying and when any of these tasks are not carried out properly, then there is a risk of injury. An employers legal compliance with the requirement to train all employees involved in manual handling activities along with a reduction in the risk of injury can reduce both lost time through work related injuries and/or potential employers liability claims.
The courses combine both theoretical knowledge and practical skills tailored to the actual manual handling that employees undertake. The manual handling courses are suitable for employees from any sector or industry and the students will develop the abilities and skills to ensure the risk of injuries is reduced.
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