Manual Handling Awareness Course

This half day manual handling awareness course is intended to provide employees with an understanding of how to safely handle loads and how to minimise the risk of accidents and injury, whether the movement of loads is a frequent occurrence for them or an occasional task. The course will focus on 11 aspects relating to manual handling within the workplace and will include a practical element.

A simple lift with a poor technique can result in a long-term injury, this could mean the employee off work for a long time and potential legal action for the employer. Manual handling accidents account for more than one third of all accidents reported each year to the enforcing authorities.