Overview of Course
Manual Handling - introduction and definition. Structure and function of the human spine. Causes of back injuries. Prevention of back injuries. Ergonomic aspects of manual handling. Reducing manual handling injuries. Current legislation, EU directives and statistics. The importance of exercise and nutrition. Manual handling quiz/assessment
Aims of Course
Understand the structure and functions of the human spine. Understand the main causes of back injuries in the workplace. Have learned the correct skills and techniques for lifting materials/equipment safely. Be able to identify and eliminate the causes of strain and injury in their workplace. Understand current legislation, and employer/employee responsibilities.
Objectives of Course
To becompliant with legislative requirements for Manual Handling Certification.
This course is suitable to anyone who wishes to become proficient and safe in Manual Handling in the Workplace.