Manual Handling in the Work Place
The HSE recently produced new statistics for 2015.
Working days lost due to health and safety incidents was (27.3 million days) One third of this is due to Manual Handling related injuries.
This is a significant factor in raising awareness for staff of how to move loads safely and thereby reduce work related injuries.
This accredited qualification is an introduction to moving and handling activities for those starting work, returning to work or who need specific training in manual handling, as well as being a suitable qualification for refresher training. Learners gaining this qualification will understand that moving and handling must be carried out correctly and will recognise its importance in ensuring a safer working environment. Subjects covered include the reasons for safe manual handling, manual handling risk assessments principles, types of equipment and testing requirements associated with manual handling safety.