Poor manual handling and consequent musculoskeletal disorders are an issue for all employers.
The module covers key information surrounding Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 (the Regulations), as amended by the Health and Safety (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2002 under the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 (the HSW Act) as well as Guidance on the Regulations as is provded by HSE's guidance - L23 Manual handling: guidance on the Regulations, (file 313) including the revisions provided in March 2004. Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 (MHSWR).
This module will enable the user to understand what is needed in order to manually handle goods with care.
This course is suitable for any user.
- The user will understand their responsibilities when manual handling.
- The user will comprehend the risks that they undertake when manual handling.
- The user will have a good foundational understanding of the theory that is involved when moving, lifting, pushing and pulling an object.
Manual handling risk factors and how injuries can occur
Statistics around injuries sustained while manual handling
Work Related Musculoskeletal Disorders
Employer and employee responsibility
Key Physical Risk Factors
How to move something safely
Pushing and pulling
Assessment of which the pass mark is 100%
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