This course is suitable for 16 + years and provides an introduction to the moving and handling of objects.
This is a half-day course lasting 4 hours. This includes a 10-minute break.
The course is delivered in a classroom setting and mixes theory and practical elements.
Your ability is assessed throughout the day using a range of assessments, lifting techniques, handling techniques and mechanical aids.
- Definition of manual handling
- Causes of Accidents
- The spine
- Back Injuries
- Mechanics of lifting
- Risk assessments
- Team lifting
- Theory of practical tests