Manual Handling Training
Manual Handling Training
To comply with the Safety Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) regulations all employees involved in lifting, putting down, pushing, pulling, carrying or moving a load must be trained in manual handling. This also applies to staff involved in repetitive tasks such as packing, typing, assembling, cleaning and sorting, using hand-tools, operating machinery and equipment. It is the responsibility of the management and supervisory staff of the company to ensure that training is available to staff and that the staff involved in these practices complete the training.
Manual Handling courses are provided by BMAC Safety Solutions at the clients’ premises.
Manual Handling Course Specifics
All participants will be granted Certificate of Attendance after successfully completing a practical and written assessment modules. The certificate is awarded by Brendan McAuliffe and is valid for 3 years.
On the day of the course, two assessments will take place: a practical demonstration assessment and written / oral assessment
You should inform your training coordinator if you are unsure about your lifting capability. Also please notify the coordinator in advance if you have any difficulties related to reading or writing in English, .
Please contact Brendan McAuliffe for course fees and availability. We also offer group discounts. Maximum 12 participants.
- Introduction to Manual Handling;
- The Physiology of the back and human anatomy;
- The Legislation;
- General information related to the manual handling responsibilities of the employer and employees;
- Short explanation of the functions of particular body parts involved in manual handling and how certain injuries can occur;
- Standard list of injuries and risks associated with manual handling;
- During the course we will recreate a standard work activities or workplace setting will be used for practical demonstrations;
- Assessments: Practical Demonstration and assessment in writing with multi-choice questions.
After completion of the course, participants should know:
- How to safely do tasks like lifting, pushing, pulling, holding, restraining, throwing and carrying.
- How to safely do repetitive tasks such as packing, typing, assembling, cleaning and sorting, using hand-tools, operating machinery and equipment.
- Summarise the parts of task specific manual handling risk assessments in their workplace
- Give a description of how to personally risk assess typical manual handling tasks in their workplace
- Describe the 8 principles used in manual handling techniques
- Demonstrate a practical application of safe techniques based on the 8 principles
Who should attend
Any personnel who routinely carry out any of the following activities: lifting, pushing, pulling, holding, restraining, throwing and carrying*.
The course also includes advice and training for repetitive tasks such as packing, typing, assembling, cleaning and sorting, using hand-tools, operating machinery and equipment.
* The regulations define Manual Handling as “any transporting or supporting of a load by 1 or more employees and includes lifting, putting down, pushing, pulling, carrying or moving a load which by reason of its characteristics or unfavourable ergonomic conditions involves risk, particularly of back injury to employees.” Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 (as amended 2007-2016 General Application Regs – MHOR).
Brendan McAuliffe has just completed a Bachelor of Science Degree in Health and Safety from University of Limerick and is being awarded a First Class Honours Degree. He is Breathing Apparatus Instructor from the International Fire Training Centre UK. He is an Occupational First Aid Instructor and CFR Instructor along with being a Fetac Manual Handling Instructor. He has many years experience working in a Pharmaceutical Environment dealing with hazardous substances, toxic atmospheres and Ex rated zones.
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