The Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 now require all employers to ensure that all their employees are trained and competent in manual handling. so you gotta do this one guys!
One reason that the government has taken this stance is because manual handling accidents account for more than a third of all accidents reported each year and it’s estimated that over 500,000 people in the UK suffer from a musculoskeletal disorder (msd) mainly affecting their upper limbs or neck that was caused, or made worse, by their current or past work.
Who should take this course?
This course is aimed at all employees who may undertake manual handling operations, including the transporting of a load or items by lifting, putting down, pushing, pulling, carrying or moving by either hand or bodily force.
The course is ideal for: warehouse and factory staff, heavy manual labourers, unloading and loading of vehicles, construction and building site workers, office workers and delivery drivers.
Course and timings
The course, which lasts approximately 28 minutes in total, is split into five sections
Video 1: https://youtu.be/K5XYgFL1weM Introduction to Manual Handling
Video 2: Identifying the Risks
Video 3: Risk Assessments
Video 4: Reducing and Controlling the Risks
Video 5: Manual Handling Techniques