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Manual Handling Training


Why is manual handling training important?

 The Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 were introduced to help minimise the risk from manual handling operations. A requirement of these regulations is that employees are suitably informed and capable of performing manual handling operations. It’s estimated that 21% of all non-fatal workplace injuries are attributable to manual handling injuries and that a third of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are also caused through manual handling activities. Our manual handling training courses are designed to help minimise the incidence of MSDs, reduce the risk of injury to your employees and increase productivity through absence avoidance.

Is manual handling a legal requirement?

As an employer, you must protect your workers from the risk of injury associated with hazardous manual handling. Although manual handling training is not mandatory for all employees, the law sets out how employers must deal with the risks associated with manual handling through:

  • Avoiding hazardous manual handling, so far as is reasonably practicable

  • Assessing the risk of injury from any hazardous manual handling operations that cannot be avoided

  • Reducing the risk of injury from hazardous manual handling to as low as reasonably practicable

This is a general awareness course, and is designed to satisfy the training and awareness requirements of relevant legislation and regulations. 

This course is ideal for office workers, warehouse staff, delivery drivers, construction site and factory assembly workers indeed anybody involved in any sort of manual handling operation. 

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