Basic Manual Handling Awareness – 2 hours

Target Group: Employees required to undertake manual handling within their workplace.

Pre-Course requirements: None.

Assessment: Non-Assessable.

Trainer Ratio: 12 Candidates.

Course Outline:

Provides participants with the knowledge and attitude to enable them to safely lift and handle animate and inanimate loads in accordance with the eight principals of lifting.
• Discuss injury related statistics,
• Define Manual Handling,
• Legal Responsibilities – Employers/Employees,
• Forces on the body,
• The spine and its function,
• Posture,
• Flexibility,
• Causes of mechanical back injury,
• Principals of Moving & Handling,
• Weight lifting ratios – male/female

Trainer contact hours: 2hours.

Certification: Manual Handling Awareness Attendance display certificate.