A one day course providing an overview of the relevant legislation and issues, followed by a practical checklist approach for risk assessments which can be applied in most working environments.
If you or your staff are undertaking potentially hazardous manual handling activities, then it is a legal requirement under the Manual Handling Operations Regulations to ensure that effective training is provided.
According to the Health and Safety Executive, more than 20% of the accidents reported each year are associated with Manual Handling [source: http://www.hse.gov.uk/statistics/overall/hssh1718.pdf].
South West Assessment and Training's Manual Handling awareness course will provide your staff with the knowledge to reduce the risks from Manual handling activities and understand the basic technique for completing a safe lift.
Anyone whose job involves manual handling or its management.
There are no pre-requisites to undertaking this course.
Half a day
Theory and practical workshop
Although there is no formal assessment a practical exercise and a question paper related to manual handling is given to each candidate to complete at the end of the course.
SWAAT Certificate in Manual Handling
Candidates will be provided with a training pack
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