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Manual Handling Operators


Learners are introduced to the hazards and risks associated with manual handling, the controls available, and what to expect from a manual handling risk assessment. The course highlights manual handling issues and prepares delegates to look carefully at their own work activities and contribute to the development of safer methods and tasks, in co-operation with their managers and supervisors. The course includes an introduction to the lifting, carrying, pushing, and pulling activities. This course can be tailored to include client-specific issues.

Who needs this qualification?

Manual handling training is relevant across various industries and therefore anyone who is required to handle objects, equipment, or materials as part of their job may benefit from this training. The course is intended for any persons undertaking manual handling activities at work.

Why is this training important?

Under the manual handling regulations, if your workplace requires manual handling activities then it is essential that everyone receives the appropriate training. Any occupation or task that involves lifting, carrying, or moving objects has the potential for injury if proper techniques are not used.

Course content

  • Manual handling injuries and their causes
  • Manual handling assessment and controls
  • Responsibilities imposed by the Manual Handling Operations Regulations
  • Practical elements of manual handling activities including, lifting, carrying, pushing, and pulling
  • Introduction to the manual handling assessment chart (MAC) tool
  • Client-specific issues

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of the course, learners will be able to:

  • Explain what is meant by manual handling
  • Explain how hazardous manual handling activities can cause injury and give examples
  • State the principles for controlling manual handling risks and apply these in a practical context
  • Demonstrate a general understanding of the value and purposes of conducting a manual handling assessment and what employees can expect of such assessments
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the main provisions of the Manual Handling Operations Regulations
  • Understand the key principles relating to practical manual handling activities.
Certificated by: Ouch Learning & Development
Duration: Half Day
Assessment: No formal assessment
Prerequisites: None
Validity of award: 3 years
Learner-to-trainer ratio: Maximum 12 learners per trainer
Delivery formats available: Face-to-face

Available dates

13:00 - 16:30
£58.80 inc. VAT
10 places remaining
Ouch Learning and Development - Wimborne
13:00 - 16:30
£58.80 inc. VAT
15 places remaining
Ouch Learning and Development - Wimborne
13:00 - 16:30
£58.80 inc. VAT
15 places remaining
Ouch Learning and Development - Wimborne

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