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Manual Handling

  • Code:
  • Duration:
    30 minutes
  • Language:   
    UK English
  • Level:
  • Target audience:
    All relevant personnel

This course provides an overview of the hazards involved with manual handling operations, the factors that should be considered when assessing manual handling operations, and the control measures that should be put in place to minimise the risk of injury.

Learning objectives

  • LO1
    Define what manual handling is
  • LO2
    Describe the responsibilities under the Manual Handling Operations Regulations
  • L03
    Explain the consequences of poor manual handing operations
  • LO4
    Explain how to minimise the risk of injury by using the hierarchy of controls
  • LO5
    Describe how to plan a lift and the factors to be considered when assessing manual handling operations
  • LO6
    Explain what lifting equipment or mechanical aids can be used
  • LO7
    Describe the steps to lift and carry a load safely

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