Manual Handling is the transporting or supporting of loads by hand or using bodily force. Many people hurt their back, arms, hands or feet lifting everyday loads, not just lifting heavy objects.
On completion of this course, participants will be able to:
Perform specific Manual Handling tasks competently to a recognized standard
Complete essential risk assessment prior to completing tasks
Identify Ergonomic factors associated with their work activities
Complete a series of exercises designed to improve strength, endurance and flexibility, the key components of physical fitness
Legislation (Common Law, 2005 SHWW Act, Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations 2007, Part 2, Chapter 4)
Anatomy of the spine and mechanism of injury
Fitness and flexibility requirements
Specific hazards relevant to the workplace
Manual Handling Risk Assessment
Individual Risk Factors
Practical Training & Techniques (lifting and handling of goods and materials).
Procedures for dealing with unfamiliar loads
Ergonomics: Practical application to workplace environment
Method of Delivery
Practical Demonstration & Assessment
Full Safetech certification of attendance is provided on successful completion of the course. Certificates are valid for 3 years
Participants are required to complete a short multiple choice assessment & practical demonstration.