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Supervising Manual Handling


This course focuses on the supervision and management of manual handling tasks within the workplace. The correct management of manual handling can often avoid the need for hazardous manual handling operations. The interactive training style provides practical solutions to manual handling issues.

Who needs this qualification?

Any supervisors or management who have a responsibility for employees who carry out manual handling activities in the workplace. This course will provide the knowledge needed to understand the risks involved associated with manual handling activity and the responsibilities they have as an employer.

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. Workplace injuries resulting from poor manual handling practices can lead to absenteeism and decreased productivity. Effective training can help reduce the occurrence of these injuries and their associated costs.

Course content

  • Legislation
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Manual handling injuries and their causes
  • Manual handling risk assessment and controls
  • Manual handling assessment chart (MAC) tool
  • Responsibilities imposed by the Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 (as amended in 2002)
  • Practical elements including sample workplace solutions
  • Tailored syllabus if necessary

Learning outcomes

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

  • Explain how manual handling can cause injury and give examples
  • State the principles for controlling manual handling risks and apply these in a practical context
  • Carryout simple manual handling risk assessments using MAC or assist management in the undertaking and revision of manual handling assessments
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the main provisions of the Manual Handling Operations Regulations
Certificated by: Ouch Learning & Development
Duration: 1 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

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