Manual Handling

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Current health and safety legislation requires that all employees engaged in manual handling activities must be given training in safe lifting techniques. The term manual handling is used to describe a range of activities including lifting, lowering, pushing, pulling, carrying and moving an object. The course provides participants with the knowledge and skill to conduct manual handling activities in a manner that will prevent injury. All Trainers are QQI certified as required by the Health & Safety Authority (HSA).

7 April 2020

Half day

WMC

Session information

Sessions

MH
14:00 - 16:30
2 hours, 30 minutes
    • €80.00 excl. 0% - tax exempt

    21 April 2020

    Half day

    WMC

    Session information

    Sessions

    MH
    14:00 - 17:00
    3 hours
      • €80.00 excl. 0% - tax exempt

      5 May 2020

      Half day

      WMC

      Session information

      Sessions

      MH
      09:30 - 12:30
      3 hours
        • €80.00 excl. 0% - tax exempt

        21 May 2020

        Half day

        WMC

        Session information

        Sessions

        MH
        14:00 - 16:30
        2 hours, 30 minutes
          • €80.00 excl. 0% - tax exempt

            4 June 2020

            Half day

            WMC

            Session information

            Sessions

            MH
            14:00 - 17:00
            3 hours
              • €80.00 excl. 0% - tax exempt

              13 June 2020

              Half day

              WMC

              Session information

              Sessions

              MH
              09:30 - 12:30
              3 hours
                • €80.00 excl. 0% - tax exempt

                22 June 2020

                Half day

                WMC

                Session information

                Sessions

                MH
                14:00 - 16:30
                2 hours, 30 minutes
                  • €80.00 excl. 0% - tax exempt

                  6 July 2020

                  Half day

                  WMC

                  Session information

                  Sessions

                  MH
                  09:30 - 12:30
                  3 hours
                    • €80.00 excl. 0% - tax exempt

                  Description

                  The programme is relevant for all individuals involved in work that requires the lifting and movement of goods. It is also relevant for individuals who do static type work (sitting/standing) on the shop floor or in an office environment.

                  LEARNING OBJECTIVES

                  Participants will:

                  • Understand the structure and functions of the human spine
                  • Understand the main causes of back injuries in the workplace
                  • Know the main causes of soft tissue injuries and repetitive strain
                  • Have learned the correct posture for lifting, carrying, sitting & standing
                  • Have learned the correct skills and techniques for lifting materials/equipment safely
                  • Be able to identify workplace hazards and reduce / eliminate the causes
                  • Understand Employer / Employee responsibilities in relation to health and safety

                  COURSE CONTENT

                  • General overview of health and safety issues in the workplace:
                    • Employers’ responsibility
                    • Employees’ responsibility 
                  • Manual Handling: Introduction and Definition
                  • Structure and Function of the Human Spine
                  • Causes of Back Injuries
                  • Prevention of Back Injuries
                  • Ergonomic Aspects of Manual Handling
                    • Dynamic and Static Work
                    • Risks and Hazards
                  • Lifting Skills: Theory and Practice
                    • Correct Lifting Techniques & Demonstration
                    • Trainee Practice & Correction
                  • Reducing manual handling injuries
                  • Workplace Hazards
                    • Hazard / identification / elimination
                    • Housekeeping / Environment Factors
                  • Current Legislation – Key Responsibilities
                  • Course review and Assessment quiz