Manual Handling Training

Manual handling covers a wide variety of tasks including lifting, lowering, pushing, pulling and carrying and when any of these tasks are not carried out properly, then there is a risk of injury. An employers legal compliance with the requirement to train all employees involved in manual handling activities along with a reduction in the risk of injury can reduce both lost time through work related injuries and/or potential employers liability claims.

 

Reach Out For Training offer a full range of manual handling training courses. The courses combine both practical skills and theoretical knowledge tailored to the manual handling tasks that your employees undertake. The manual handling courses are suitable for employees from any sector or industry and the attendees will develop the abilities and skills to ensure that their risk of injury is reduced.

 

Our dynamic trainers who have a wealth of knowledge and experience coupled with our innovative training techniques ensures that the courses are interesting and relevant to your work environment. We regularly deliver ‘on site’ Manual Handling training courses throughout the UK and are also able to Train your Trainers so that you can deliver your own in house training if you prefer.



Manual Handling of Objects

This comprehensive, 3 hour course introduces delegates to the hazards and risks involved in manual handing. It equips delegates with the ability to develop safer manual handling techniques in the workplace. This will enable the reduction of accidents and injuries, benefitting both the employers and employees.

 

This course can be tailored to meet the needs of your workplace and the needs of your employees. Our expert trainers using our innovative training techniques make this course interesting and relevant for your delegates.

This course is aimed at all employees especially those who undertake any manual handling tasks. We recommend that employers should consider safer manual handling as part of induction training for all new employees.

 

Course Content

  • Current legislation and professional guidelines
  • Mechanics and function of the spine
  • Risk factors of back pain
  • Hazard identification and risk assessment
  • Safe moving techniques

 

Assessment and Certification



Assessment is ongoing throughout the course.

Successful delegates will receive a certificate of attendance valid for 3 years. Certificates can be renewed and skills updated by attending another 3 hour Manual Handling (objects) course.

 

 



Manual Handling of People

This comprehensive, 1 day course is is aimed at employees working in the health and social care sector and is suitable for anyone involved in the moving and handling of people. The course is designed to give an introduction to or up-date of skills in the moving and handling of people and complies with current legislation.

 

The course introduces delegates to the hazards and risks involved in moving and handling. It equips delegates with the ability to develop safe techniques when moving people. This will enable the reduction of accidents and injuries in the work place, benefitting both the employers and employees.

 

This course can be tailored to meet the needs of your workplace and the needs of your employees. Our expert trainers using our innovative training techniques make this course interesting and relevant for your delegates.

 

 

Course Content

  • Current legislation and professional guidelines
  • Mechanics and function of the spine
  • Risk factors of back pain
  • Back care and good posture
  • Risk assessment
  • Safe use of moving equipment
  • Safe moving techniques and promotion of independance for clients with reduced mobility

 

Assessment and Certification



Assessment is ongoing throughout the course.

Successful delegates will receive a certificate of attendance valid for 3 years. Certificates can be renewed and skills updated by attending a 1 Day Manual Handling  of people course.