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MANUAL HANDLING AWARENESS

Bolton


This training course is an introduction to moving and handling activities for those starting work, returning to work or who need specific training in manual handling, as well as being a suitable refresher training.

Learners completing this training will understand that moving and handling must be carried out correctly and will recognise its importance in ensuring a safer working environment.

Subjects covered include the reasons for safe manual handling, manual handling risk assessments principles, types of equipment and testing requirements associated with manual handling safety.

Duration

1/2 day

A competency-based assessment is carried out by the nominated tutor. Learners must practically demonstrate the application of the correct techniques as indicated within the learning content (opposite)

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  • Understand the reasons for safe manual handling
  • Understand how manual handling risk assessments contribute to improving health and safety
  • Understand the principles, types of equipment and testing requirements associated with manual handling safety
  • Be able to apply safe manual handling principles
  • A high proportion of case studies and discussion, supplemented with classroom based tutorials.
  • Examples and recognisable scenarios, and summaries reinforce the key learning points

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