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Manual Handling

The 'Safe Manual Handling' training course provides important information about the manual handling techniques, and the lifting injuries that can be caused by poor manual handling techniques. This 'Safe Manual Handling' training course provides an appreciation of the principles of correct manual handling techniques and the ways to lift safely by preventing injury as well as employee absenteeism through injury.

Course modules :

  • Introduction - Describes the high accident rate caused by poor manual handling and explains how everyone is at risk, not just those working in a heavy industrial environment.
  • Reducing the Risk - Outlines the measures which employers should take to protect the workforce, but stresses that employees also have a major role to play by recognising, and reporting if necessary, activities which force them into bad postures.
  • Your Back - Explains how poor handling technique can cause injury to the spine, and why some injuries cause permanent disability. Contains back strengthening exercises.
  • Good Handling Technique - Illustrates, using computer generated graphics, how to lift and move objects and people safely.
  • Team Lifting - Illustrates the basic principles of team lifting.
  • Pushing and Pulling - Deals with techniques which may be used to avoid lifting altogether.
  • Self Test - 20 questions covering each of the previous modules. A certificate is offered if the test is passed.

The Manual Handling course is ideally for:
Employers, managers, employees, the self-employed and any persons responsible for managing manual handling in the workplace.

Safe Manual Handling training course timing:
The 'Safe Manual Handling' training course takes approximately 70 minutes to complete.

Contact Details

QG Business Solutions Ltd
Lambley Bank
Carlisle CA4 8BX

Tel: 01228 631681
Email: info@qgbiz.co.uk

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