Course aims & objectives
The Manual Handling Awareness training course is designed to provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of safe manual handling practices in the workplace. This course is essential for anyone involved in manual handling tasks to ensure their own well-being and prevent work-related injuries. By completing this course, participants will acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to assess manual handling risks, implement appropriate controls, and comply with legal responsibilities.
The course consists of the following modules:
1. Introduction to Manual Handling: This module serves as an introduction to manual handling, outlining the importance of safe lifting and handling techniques. Participants will gain an understanding of the potential risks and consequences associated with improper manual handling practices.
2. Legal Responsibilities: Participants will explore the legal framework and regulations related to manual handling in the workplace. This module covers the employer's and employee's responsibilities, duty of care, and compliance with health and safety legislation.
3. Hazards: This module focuses on identifying the hazards associated with manual handling activities. Participants will learn to recognize common hazards, such as heavy loads, awkward postures, repetitive motions, and environmental factors that can contribute to musculoskeletal disorders.
4. Assessments: Participants will learn the process of conducting manual handling risk assessments. This module covers the identification and evaluation of hazards, as well as the importance of involving employees in the assessment process. Participants will gain practical skills in assessing manual handling tasks and implementing controls to mitigate risks.
5. Manual Handling Controls: This module emphasizes the implementation of effective control measures to minimize manual handling risks. Participants will learn about engineering controls, administrative controls, and personal protective equipment. They will also explore techniques for safe lifting, carrying, and handling objects, as well as strategies for reducing the frequency and duration of manual handling tasks.
The Manual Handling Awareness training course empowers participants with the necessary knowledge and skills to promote a safe working environment. By understanding legal obligations, recognizing hazards, conducting assessments, and implementing appropriate controls, participants will be equipped to prevent injuries and maintain their health and well-being while performing manual handling tasks. Join this course to ensure compliance with regulations, reduce workplace accidents, and enhance overall workplace safety.