Manual Handling

What is special about this course?

This course is designed to give delegates the opportunity to rethink the way they lift and handle items at work. To explore safer ways and enable them to understand the importance or the need to plan the way to carry out tasks with the opportunity to practice kinetic methods in the work place.
This course is suitable for all personnel involved in manual handling and lifting at work, it is recommended that the person responsible for the Health and Safety of people at work attends this course.
This is a practical course to meet the requirements for training under 'Manual Handling Regulations'. This course complies with safety and legal requirements. Emphasis is on safe manual handling.

Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements for this course.

  • The importance of safe manual handling - implications of using unsafe practices for the employer and the client
  • Spinal awareness - Anatomy of the spine, the spines load bearing capacity, the importance of maintaining good spinal posture when carrying out manual handling tasks
  • Legal requirements
  • Employers and employees responsibilities with regards to the Health and Safety at Work Act, 1974 and the Manual Handling Operations Regulations, 1992 and RIDDOR, 1995
  • Manual handling of objects
  • Assessing Clients needs
  • Risk assessment in manual handling
  • Manual handling of people using a variety of techniques and manual handling equipment

How will I study my course?

  • Short course

How long will my course last?

Half a day

Where can I study my course?

    • Auchtertyre
    • Broadford
    • Fort William
    • Gairloch
    • Kilchoan
    • Kinlochleven
    • Mallaig
    • Portree
    • Strontian
    • Ullapool

Start date

View the Business Course Schedule for a list of upcoming course dates. Alternatively you can call your local college centre for up to date information and to express your interest.



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