Manual Handling Training

Manual Handling

To comply with the Safety Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) regulations all employees involved in manual handling must be trained.

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)

Manual handling covers a wide range of activities including: lifting, pushing, pulling, holding, restraining, throwing and carrying. It includes repetitive tasks such as packing, typing, assembling, cleaning and sorting, using hand-tools, operating machinery and equipment.

At B Mac Safety Solutions we provide this training, which covers, The Legislation, The Physiology of the back and human anatomy, how and why manual handling related injuries occur, The 8 principles of good manual handling and the practical application of same in the workplace.

The course takes approximately 2.5 hours to complete. On successful completion of the course participants will be awarded a Manual Handling certificate which is valid for 3 years.

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