This HSE manual handling course teaches learners about the principles that are effective to underpin safe manual handling. Moreover, learners will explore practical tips to implement these principles as they work.
The common cause of injury while manual handling in construction industry is the lifting and moving of loads. Almost half of such injuries effect your back, rest causing sprains and strains.
In addition to sprains and strains many manual handling in construction incidents involve crushing to feet, hands or other areas of the body.
A significant number of these injuries lead to permanent damage, effectively stopping the worker from ever working again.
The loss of livelihood in this way , either permanently or for even a short period, is all the more tragic. Because most manual handling injuries can be prevented. It only takes a little time and requires effective health and safety manual handling training.
This course is specially for:
The course outline is as follows:
- 8 Basic Principles needed for reducing the risk of injuries
- Principle 1- How to assess the task and work area
- Principle 2- How to have a broad stable base
- Principle 3- How to avoid bending at the waist
- Principle 4- How to keep the load close to the body
- Principle 5- How to get the load into a correct position
- Principle 6- How to avoid twisting at the waist
- Principle 7- How to split heavy or large loads
- Principle 8- How to secure stacked loads
2 . Practical tips for implementing these principles at work
- Making use of mechanical aids
- Getting help with heavy loads
- Reducing the need to stretch
- Looking after the back
- Keeping hands and feet safe
- Keeping your workplace tidy
This manual handling e-learning course will help your organisation to:
Improve the productivity of employees as fewer hours lost to their injuries
Increase the safety and health awareness culture within the organisation
- Gain RoSPA-approved certification for your employees
Enhance your company reputation within the global market
List of ROSPA approved manual handling courses provided by Human Focus are: