Manual Handling (of objects)

MANUAL HANDLING (OF OBJECTS)

Course Number

SC0203

Validity

1 Year

Duration

1/2 Day

Assessment

Continuous

This course is suitable for staff who are required to move and handle inanimate objects rather than persons.

Attending delegates will typically be catering, cleaning, maintenance and administration staff, all of whom are required to carry out manual handling during the course of their work. Delegates will learn of the risks of poor handling and the potential long-term health effects and receive instruction in correct procedure.

Suitable for:

Care, Education and Commercial

Care, Education and Commercial

Manual handling is the main work activity causing back disorder – HSE

Introduction

  • Introduction and course overview

Course Programme

  • Why train for manual handling?
  • Common injuries
  • Relevant legislation
  • Anatomy of the spine
  • Risk assessment
  • Correct procedure
  • Importance of good base movement
  • Team lifting
  • Communication
  • Course evaluation