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Safer Lifting & Handling of Loads

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Course Types
Training Event (face to face)
VERY IMPORTANT – it is essential that you and your manager read the attached COVID-19 Risk Assessment Guidance for Training Participants before attending this training.

This course is recommended for you, if you are required to lift, carry or move objects as part of your role.
This training will help you to identify any manual handling issues within your area of work and carry out a risk assessment for load handling activities. 

You will learn about the anatomy of the spine and the mechanics of the back. You will also be shown the correct way to move, lift and carry loads, in order to reduce your risk of injury. .
Please find attached a copy of the Object Handling Risk Assessment Template, this will be discussed during the training.

It is recommended that this training is refreshed every 3 years.
Start Date
Tuesday 10 January 2023
End Date
Tuesday 10 January 2023
09:30 - 13:00
Number of Sessions
Learning outcomes
By the end of this course you will be able to: 

   • Define 'Manual Handling'
   • Outline the responsibilities of the employer and employee, according to the Manual Handling Operations   
     Regulations 1992

   • Know the key principles of safer lifting and handling of loads
   • Undertake an informal risk assessment of a load before carrying out a manual handling activity
   • Safely demonstrate: pushing, pulling and lifting an object or load
Additional information
This course is for you if:
   • you have to lift, carry or move objects during the course of your work

Target Audience
For anyone where relevant to role
target audience
Course pre-requisites
IMPORTANT: before attending this course, delegates may find it useful to complete the iHasco Manual Handling   eLearning training (approximately 30 minutes). This training can be accessed directly through the eLearning section of the Learning Gateway, under Health and Safety courses.
Brighton Town Hall - Volks Room , Bartholomew Square
Event Trainers
David Taylor
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