Manual Handling

Manual Handling – overview

Some 60% of injuries at work are caused by lifting heavy objects. This powerful, practical programme is designed to help stop any of your staff from becoming the next statistic.

Full details below or download course outline.

Who should attend?

This programme is suitable for all staff who lift and carry as part of their duties.
Course format

A half-day session, for up to 12 people.
Expert trainer

Frances is a highly qualified (MA, BSc, FRSPH, Chartered Fellow CIPD, MCIEH, Post Grad Law Cert) independent consultant and trainer in the health and safety field with a postgraduate certificate in law.

Formerly a training manager in a large London hospital, and with a background before that in catering management, Frances is also a registered CIEH and RSPH trainer, a qualified Food Inspector and Mentor and Affiliate of the Institute of Fire Engineers. She also has experience as a senior lecturer at a London college.

She has extensive practical management experience and is a very popular trainer generally, and particularly in the hospitality and commercial sectors as well as with local and central government departments. With over 20 years’ training experience in a diverse cross-section of organisations and holding various management and consultancy roles in global industries, Frances has a wide range of experience to draw upon.

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Manual Handling – course outline

1 Introduction and objectives

2 Overview of Health and Safety Legislation and HSE Injury Statistics

  • Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
  • Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations (MHSWR) 1992
  • MHSWR 1999 specific duties to risk assess
  • Manual Handling Operations Regulations (MHOR) 1992
  • Breakdown of injury statistics and costs of poor manual handling

3 The musculoskeletal system explained

  • Prevention and ill-health
  • Ergonomics
  • RSI
  • The spine in detail

4 Risk assessment

  • General principles
  • The TILE method
  • Employees’ duties
  • Workplace scenarios