Virtually all companies have manual handling – the use of people to shift things. Under health and safety legislation, there is a duty to identify where this shifting could lead to a significant risk of injury and then to take common sense measures to reduce the risk. Avoidance of the shifting is always the best option, typically followed by the use of machinery. However, for most businesses, physical handling by people will always be required for some tasks – as will manual handling training, to ensure that they do it as safely as possible.
The training of handlers can be undertaken in a range of ways. Courses typically last from 2 to 4 hours, but whole day sessions can be arranged for higher risk groups.
Key benefits of this course:
Highly experienced instructors
Delivered in a participative and interesting manner, designed to encourage involvement
Can be adapted to suit your needs - in terms of duration and the loads / tasks which are focussed upon
Contributes to fulfilling your legal obligations
Can be used to motivate staff and show them the individual benefit of addressing this particular H&S topic
Our approach is different...
Alistair Bromhead Ltd always avoids the traditional - herd the participants into a room, show them how to lift a box and get them to sign a form - approach. The course will be run in a participative manner to get involvement and emphasise the personal benefits of taking action. Typical topics include:
- Injuries associated with manual handling
- A simple overview of the anatomy of the lumbar spine - re-emphasises personal implications of good and bad technique
- Team handling
- Good handling technique
- Practical handling exercises with a range of representative loads
All of our handler trainers have successfully completed the City & Guilds Manual Handling Train the Trainer course and they have many years of practical experience as well as a background in training.