Manual Handling Awareness
In 2013/14, an estimated 909,000 working days were lost due to handling-related injuries (HSE, 2017), with manual handling being the cause of almost a quarter of all reported sickness. Such injuries and absence can be costly to employers, as well as resulting in long-term problems and conditions for those affected.
The half day Manual Handling Awareness course is designed for individuals at all levels who may transport, or support, a load by hand or bodily force (this may include lifting, pulling, pushing, sliding, rolling or lowering). Sessions include an introduction to manual handling legislation, common injuries and an overview of good moving and handling techniques.
[su_accordion][su_spoiler title=”Qualification details and validity” style=”fancy”]This is an awareness training session. It is recommended that refresher training is undertaken periodically, preferably within three years of the course.[/su_spoiler][su_spoiler title=”Course syllabus” style=”fancy”]The course syllabus includes… What is manual handling | Spinal mechanics | Posture | Accidents and injuries | Moving and handling techniques | Recommended weight limits[/su_spoiler][su_spoiler title=”Assessment and certification” style=”fancy”]This course provides an awareness and has no formal assessment. The instructor will however informally assess groups throughout the session and a certificate of attendance will be issued upon completion.[/su_spoiler][su_spoiler title=”Age restrictions and group sizes” style=”fancy”]The maximum group size per instructor is 16, with learners being at least 14 years of age.[/su_spoiler][su_spoiler title=”Training options (open courses, off-peak and on-site training)” style=”fancy”]To see our upcoming open courses please scroll down. We are also pleased to offer on-site training which can be tailored to meet the needs of your organisation or sector, and can be delivered on a flexible basis (i.e. across a number of mornings/afternoons/evenings/weekends). For details, go to our on-site training page. [/su_spoiler]
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