Manual Handling


“Manual Handling is a physical activity that takes place in every workplace and in some cases the activity does not pose a problem. However it can be a potential workplace hazard when an employee incorrectly handles a load or required to handle heavy loads, which could result in a back injury. 35% of work related accidents are the result of injury and damage to a disc”. Safety, Health & Welfare at Work Regulation 2007, Manual Handling of Loads.

Course Objective

Its aim is to give participants the knowledge and skill necessary to lift and handle loads in a safe manner, provide staff with an understanding of good work practices and the importance of their own fitness and health.

Course content

  • Legislation

  • Anatomy & Physiology of spine

  • Ergonomics of the workplace

  • Lift & Handle Loads Safely

  • Hazard Identification

  • Principles of Manual Handling

Course duration: 3 to 3.5 hours

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