About Manual Handling of Inanimate Objects
Injuries caused by poor lifting techniques are the most common causes of injuries in the UK. Therefore, manual handling training is compulsory health and safety training within many workplaces nationally. Our training is flexible and can be changed to suit the specific activities you do at work.
How long will this course take?
This course is 3 hours and spread across 1 day.
Who needs this training?
This course could be compulsory for anyone required to lift inanimate objects as part of their job, or ideal for anyone looking to lift inanimate objects safely outside of work.
What are the main points covered?
During this course, you will be learning the following: how to prevent injury & harm from manual handling, the value of risk assessment and how it applies to safe manual handling practice and much more…
How is it delivered?
Courses are delivered in-house or online via webinar/e-learning for up to 12 people. We also hold open courses across the UK.
How do you get Certified?
This course is available via an in-house group course for up to 12 delegates. Choose for the course to be delivered either face to face or by a blended learning option, at a time and place convenient to you. Alternatively, learn through one of our scheduled courses at centres located across the UK. Upon completion of this course, a certificate will be awarded.
Manual Handling of Inanimate Objects Course Outline
- Introduction and explanation.
- Understand the importance of correct manual handling.
- Manual handling operations which are hazardous to health.
- How to prevent injury and harm from manual handling.
- Legal requirements with regards to manual handling operations in the workplace.
- The value of risk assessment and how to apply safe manual handling practice.
Manual Handling of Inanimate Objects FAQs
What is “manual handling”?
Manual handling relates to the act of carrying and/or moving objects. This training covers correct lifting techniques and how to prevent injury.
Why is this course necessary?
Poor moving and handling techniques cause many injuries at work. When lifting awkward or heavy objects, accidents can occur. This course teaches individuals how to lift safely without risking injuries on themselves or others.
What problems occur from poor moving and handling practices?
Poor moving and handling practices can create several health problems. These can include physical injuries such as back pain and musculoskeletal disorders that lead to an inability to work. It can also lead to accidents that can injure the employee involved in lifting or those around them.
What legislation relates to moving, lifting, and handling?
The following legislation may be relevant for assessing moving and handling risks: Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 (HSWA); Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 (MHOR) (as amended 2002); Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999.