Our Manual Handling Training Course
Manual Handling Training
It is important that manual handling is done correctly to avoid injury. Taking our course will give you the practical knowledge you need to understand the risks involved if you handle items incorrectly.
Contour Training provide Manual Handling training courses accredited by Lantra Awards and NPORS. These half to one day courses are classroom-based and can take up to 10 delegates.
Contour Training’s industry experience includes working with both public and private sector, construction and utility sectors, government organisations, local authorities, MOD and conservation groups. We have some of the most experienced Lantra Awards and NPORS trainers in the UK, many of whom are also highly experienced with all types of all-terrain vehicles.
“More than a third of all over-3-day injuries reported each year to HSE and local authorities are caused by manual handling” (Source HSE).
The cost to both worker and employer from such accidents can be significant, manual handling injuries often result in long-term absence from work and even compensation claims. The occurrence of such incidents can be drastically reduced with proper workforce training and the use of risk assessments.
Whether you are an employee or self-employed and work in a controlled environment, our course is for you. It is especially important if you are carrying out repetitive tasks that involve manual handling.
Our Manual Handling training courses are accredited by Lantra Awards and NPORS.
Manual Handling Course Content
Duration: 0.5 – 1 day
Maximum delegates: 10
This is a training only half day course. But in that time you’ll learn the basic skills of manual handling with background theory and practice. You’ll look at the types of injuries caused by incorrect handling and how to stay safe when performing tasks.
- Manual handling risk factors and how injuries can occur
- Manual handling and the law
- How to carry out safe manual handling including good handling technique
- Appropriate systems of work for the individual’s tasks and environment
- Use of mechanical aids
- Practical work to allow the trainer to identify and put right anything the trainee is not doing safely
- Mechanics of movement
- Types of manual handling injuries
- Risk assessment
- Control measures for reducing the risks of harm
- Principles of safer handling
- Manual handling equipment.