Manual Handling


Manual Handling & Lifting

Target Group

Under the Manual Handling Regulations it is a legal requirement that all employees are given manual handling & lifting training. It also a requirement under the new care standards that all staff involved in the lifting & moving of clients undertake this training every year.  This course is therefore applicable to all members of the workforce to safeguard their health & safety.

Course Content:

Good manual handling techniques – The main principles involved for safe manual handling practices.

Manual handling injuries – Recognition and avoidance of manual handling injuries, common injuries

Handling aids – The need for handling aids and their usage.

The Law – employers & employees duties

Physiology of the spine – how the spine works when involved in lifting etc.

Practical session – practical use of lifting belts, sliding sheets, turn tables & hoists & slings

People Moving

  • Summary of Regulations & The Law
  • Employers Duties
  • Common Injuries
  • Kinetic Lifting Methods
  • Team Lifting
  • Use of Lifting Aids
  • Physiology of the Spine
  • Unsafe lifting methods
  • Risk assessments

Practical Use Of: – Lifting Belts, Turn Tables, Sliding Sheets, Hoist Delivery Method

Delivery of this course is by participative learning techniques and can be held at either your own premises or a local venue over a half day.  A certificate of attendance is offered.