The Manual Handling Operations Regulations define manual handling as ‘any transporting or supporting of a load (including the lifting, putting down, pushing, pulling, carrying or moving thereof) by hand or by bodily force’.
Anyone involved in the moving and handling of goods and people could be at risk of injury due to incorrect methods or poor working conditions. In fact, more than a third of all reportable injuries of over three days involve manual handling, and around 10% of major injuries are linked to manual handling, causing an estimated 12.3m working days to be lost annually in the UK.
Risks can be found in all work sectors, but healthcare, agriculture and construction are recognised as high-risk industries due to the number and nature of the manual handling activities.
Our Manual Handling course aims to give you the knowledge required to ensure your workplace practice and ergonomics are designed to minimise the risk of injury caused whilst carrying out manual handling activities.
Manual Handling course duration: 1/2 Day or Full Day course
Manual Handling course cost: Call today for a bespoke quote. ELAS clients are entitled to a discounted prices.