Every day 230,000 workers are off work with manual handling injuries. Not only is this a major source of pain and discomfort to the individual it is also a significant financial cost to their employers. A good approach to risk assessment can help reduce these effects.
To provide delegates with the practical knowledge and skills to understand what is required for a worker to carry out safe manual handling using correct lifting techniques and mechanical aids and to assess the level of the risks involved.
Structure & Content: 1 day
- Overview of current legislation
- Duties of the employer & employee
- Types of accidents and injuries
- Understanding the spine (anatomy)
- Work related upper – limb disorders
- Principles of ergonomics in the workplace
- Correct lifting techniques and the use of mechanical aids
- A detailed analysis of the principles of manual handling risk assessment
- Introduction to suitable and sufficient risk assessment methodologies
This course will include practical demonstration of correct lifting techniques and practical exercises aimed at developing risk assessment skills.
On completion of this course a Phoenix Safety certificate will be awarded to successful delegates.
This focus of this course is very much a practical hands on course. Delegates should be capable of going from this course and putting what they have learnt into practice in the workplace. This course is best developed around an organisations own risk assessment methods. Where these are not available we will introduce the delegates to standard risk assessment methods that they can take back to their own organisation.