MANUAL HANDLING COURSES FROM FOCUS SAFETY GROUP
Back problems are one of the most common ailments in the UK and the cost of absences from back pain costs the country millions of pounds every year. All too often, back problems stem from a simple lifting incident and once the damage is done it can lead to a recurring affliction for many years to come.
Our manual handling training course offers training to help avoid these injuries occurring in the first place by teaching people manual handling awareness. This helps them make assessments on whether an object is suitable for lifting and the techniques to use if it is deemed to be safe.
WHO NEEDS MANUAL HANDLING TRAINING?
The Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 require all employers who lift or carry loads of any size to attend manual handling training courses. Manual handling training is also useful for other staff, who wouldn’t normally lift in their everyday roles, as anyone could potentially attempt to move a heavy box or carry equipment somewhere.
Even those who have already undertaken a manual handling course in the past should conduct refreshers periodically as it is easy to forget to follow best practice over time.
WHAT DO MANUAL HANDLING TRAINING COURSES COVER?
The half day manual handling training course from Focus Safety Group allows employers to comply with manual handling regulations. It is usually carried out at your own premises, which makes it easy to train a number of people at one time. Delegates gain an understanding of the regulations and learn manual handling awareness. They will be taught techniques to assess hazards and determine the safest method of lifting without incurring injury. The manual handling course will enable employers to comply with health and safety regulations, whilst also minimising the risk of injury within the workplace.
- The manual handling course will give all delegates the information they need to carry loads in the workplace in a safe way
- How to carry out manual handling risk assessments
- Highlighting the responsibilities of employees and employers when it comes to safe manual handling
- How to lift and carry objects safely
- Session on lifting techniques to avoid injury and strain
- Manual handling risk assessments
- Lifting and carrying objects in special situations
- Responsibilities of employers and employees
“Excellent health and safety consultancy. We used Focus Safety Group to help us with our fire risk assessments initially. Since working with them we've been using Focus Safety Group as our health & safety consultants, who not only ensure we comply with health and safety regulations but also improve our business performance.”Judy Lyons
“Highly recommend, relaxed atmosphere, great training.”John Birch
“Highly recommend Focus Safety Group if you're looking at any type of safety training. Really knowledgeable and if they don't know the answer they will find out for you.”Patrick James
“Great training friendly staff really safe due to covid 19 well equipped thanks.”Tony Stewart
“A totally professional experience from start to finish. We would recommend them for all your training needs.”Graham Moore
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