Do You Comply With The Manual Handling Operations Regulations?Do your employees have to lift, lower, carry, push or pull loads? If so, then the Manual Handling Operations Regulations will apply and you must undertake a risk assessment and as a result your employees will typically need awareness training.
- Have you undertaken a manual handling assessment that involves the workforce?
- Do your employees know about the risks associated with manual handling?
- Do they know how to identify obvious hazards and deal with them?
- Have they been trained in safe manual handling operations?
If you answered 'no' to any of the above and you are not training those at risk then your organisation could be subject to enforcement action that could include an improvement notice, prosecution or an increased risk of a civil claim. The provision of health and safety training is not a matter of choice or optional, it is an absolute legal requirement for your organisation.
Manual handling accidents account for over 38% of all lost time accidents at work and absence from work due to back pain is second only to the common cold. Manual handling operations are also a contributory factor to the large increase in slips, trips and falls in the workplace.
Who Should Take This Course?The course is aimed at all levels of employees who may undertake manual handling operations.
Developed by qualified and experienced health, safety and environment professionals with many years experience in the delivery of training solutions. The result is a high quality training solution that gives the trainee the necessary tools to meet their health, safety and environment obligations and the organisation a level of compliance through an engaging and effective learning medium.
Aims of the Training'Manual Handling Awareness' aims to help your organisation meet the intent of the Manual Handling Operations Regulations by helping establish a culture where all those involved can input to resolving the issues having received a level of hazard awareness and workplace precaution training from the engaging on-line training solution. It is more about changing the attitude of the candidates to want to lift correctly.
ContentThe 'Manual Handling Awareness' course helps trainees understand the requirements of working safely by following the Health and Safety Executive�s Guidance notes, 'Getting to grips with manual handling - A short guide' (INDG 143) and 'Are you making the best use of lifting and handling aids?' (INDG 398).
The Course contains the following sections:
- Defining the problem
- Avoiding the need for manual handling
- Assessing the risk from manual handling
- Reducing the risk
Price: Inclusive of VAT
Per candidate : £45
For corporate courses of up to 15 candidates: £400