Greater Manchester


Manual Handling and Ergonomics Training

Manual Handling Training

What is Manual handling and Ergonomics Training?

The aim of this training is to provide employees with the knowledge and skills to reduce the risk of musculoskeletal injury whilst at work. The training covers any task which requires a person to lift, lower, push, pull, hold or carry any object, animal or person and complies with the HSE requirements (Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992).  It is particularly suitable for employee’s that work in environments where they do a significant amount of manual handling, work in prolonged static postures or perform repetitive tasks.

What is involved in Manual handling and Ergonomics Training?

The training includes information about the most common musculoskeletal injuries, how to minimise risk of injury and what to do if injury should occur. The training programme is tailored to the organisation to ensure that it is relevant, useful and interesting for staff members.

The training is interactive and there are frequent opportunities to discuss the relevance of the information to their job role and covers essential topics such as;

  • Risk factors and how injuries can occur.
  • How to carry out safe manual handling, including good handling technique.
  • Appropriate systems of work for the individual’s task and environment.
  • Use of mechanical aids and practical work to allow the trainer to identify and put right anything the trainee is not doing safely.

Our flexible training sessions allows both theoretical and practical issues to be addressed, as required by the employer. The training programme enables early identification of work-related ill health and ensures that employees take responsibility for their own health issues and report issues to their employer as required.  Following the assessment there is a quiz to test employee understanding of the training and a record of attendance will be sent to the employer

How do you arrange Manual Handling and Ergonomics Training?

If you contact us by using the below link we will ask one of our trainers to contact you to discusss your requirements.  Once the training needs are identified this can be carried out with groups of staff “in-house” or at an external location. Training records are maintained by us including the content of the session and the hand-outs provided. This information can also be provided to the employer for their own records if so desired. All attendees are presented with certificates of attendance as proof of training.

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