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Manual Handling Risk Assessment


Each learner will be able to:

  • Explain the importance of high standards of health and safety at work and their role in maintaining the standards
  • Outline the legislation associated with manual handling operations at work
  • Describe the hierarchy of control measures outlined in the Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992
  • Clearly explain the factors that must be considered when undertaking a manual handling risk assessment
  • Demonstrate in practical terms how to use a Manual Handling Risk Assessment checklist
  • Describe the correct method of assessing and lifting an inanimate object

Course content

  • Humanitarian, Economic, Legal reasons why health and safety is important
  • The Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1999
  • Health & Safety Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 (as amended)
  • Duties of employers
    • Avoid
    • Assess
    • Reduce risk
    • Train
    • Inform workers
    • Injuries associated with poor manual handling
    • Tasks and activities leading to manual handling related injury
    • Assessing the risk of harm from manual handling activities (ELITE) using a practice assessment checklist
      • Environment
      • The Load
      • Individual capability
      • The task
      • Equipment
      • Good lifting technique (practical demonstrations) related to your work activity


Duration:      3 hours

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