Manual Handling Training Course

Manual Handling

This course has been designed for those who's work involves lifting and moving of equipment at work. Apple Group Training and our associated training partners specialise in all aspects of manual handling training.

Statistics show us that 80% of adults will suffer back pain at some point during their adult life, in most cases, many will manage to continue working or return to work within a few days or weeks, despite their pain.

Manual Handling Injuries come under two headings.
1. External Injuries
Which include cuts, bruises, and crush injuries, lacerations to fingers, hands, forearms, ankles and feet. These types of injuries are not normally as serious as:

2. Internal Injuries
Which include muscle & ligament strain & tears, hernias (ruptures), prolapsed inter-vertebra discs, fractures to bones and injuries to knees, ankles, shoulders and elbow joints.

The principle of prevention is to firstly avoid manual handling where possible by replacing it with the use of mechanical aids, such as sack trucks & trolleys.

6 hours.
3 years, this course is accredited.
Apple Group Training can provide this training course on site or at a location of your choice. We provide training at most major locations, Birmingham, Glasgow, Hull, Leeds, London, Newcastle and surrounding areas.

For more information on our open courses, and prices of on-site training please contact us.

Course aims and Objectives

This manual handling training course is a superb way to show your staff how to lift safely in a high impact 4 hour course. Once your workforce have attended this manual handling training course, they will use the knowledge gained from this training course to look after their spine properly.

To provide delegates with an appreciation of the requirements of manual handling legislation. Understand the need to carry out risk assessments when your work involves manual handling. Understand the importance of correct manual handling techniques.

If loads must be moved by human effort the employer must provide manual handling training so that people know how to lift loads correctly to reduce the risk of a manual handling injury.

By the end of the training course delegates will have learned the skills necessary to work safely when manual handling is required..
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Manual Handling content

  • Anatomy of the spine
  • Causes of back pain
  • Returning back to work
  • Moving & handling assessments
  • Manual handling legislation
  • Principles of safer moving & handling
  • Unsafe systems of work
  • Equipment demonstrations & practice
  • Manual handling risk assessment
  • Evaluation
  • Written test
This course is theory based, although there shall be elements of a practical demonstration by the course candidate.

Apple Group Training provide all course candidates with pre-course reading as well as literature on the day.

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