Moving & Handling Refresher
Description of Course
More than a third of all over three-day injuries reported each year to the Health & Safety Executive and Local Authorities are caused by manual handling – the transporting or supporting of loads by hand or by bodily force. Most of the reported accidents cause back injury, though hands, arms and feet are also vulnerable. Many manual handling injuries build up over a period rather than being caused by a single handling incident.
This half day course will review the basic knowledge of the current legal requirements around the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 together with the principles and application of ergonomically safer moving & handling techniques.
Who is it for?
What will I learn?
- Understand and are confident in safer moving and handling techniques including the use of hoists and handling aids
- Have a basic knowledge of the current legal requirements of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and the Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992
- Have the skills to identify risks related to moving and handling people
- Have a basic understanding of the ergonomic principles of safer moving and handling