Manual Handling Training

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Why is Manual Handling training important to your business?

Incorrect manual handling is one of the most common causes of injury at work. It causes work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) which account for over a third of all workplace injuries.

Although a dedicated training program cannot remove all risks involved in manual handling such as poorly maintained equipment or a dangerous working environment, it does give employers and operators the knowledge to understand and assess the risk involved and take practical steps to mitigate or even eliminate these risks from the working environment.

Our bespoke manual handling training course provides students with an understanding of how to safely handle loads. It covers the practical aspects of lifting, lowering, carrying, pushing and pulling loads as well as information on the human spinal system, risk assessment, the legal responsibility of employers to their employees and techniques for the prevention of accidents. The manual handling course involves knowledge development, and a series of practical exercises, followed by scenarios that allow the candidates to put their skills into practice.

MAGG’s Manual Handling training includes the following elements:

  • Spinal awareness and back care
  • Manual handling hazards
  • Manual handling injuries and the activities which cause them
  • Manual handling assessment
  • Safe handling principles
  • Ergonomics
  • Inanimate load handling
  • Mechanical aids
  • Fitness
  • Responsibilities imposed by the Manual Handling Operations Regulations
  • Controversial techniques
  • Team handling and communication
  • Practical applications

As with all of our award winning courses, our Manual Handling course will be bespoke to your business and will give your workforce the tools, confidence and knowledge to carry out their duties safely.

Whatever the unique aspects of your business are, you can rely on MAGG’s expertise in training and Health & Safety to ensure you are compliant with legislation, and have a workforce who operate in safe and secure environment.

We deliver our outstanding Manual Handling course to businesses in  Staffordshire, Shropshire, The West Midlands and Wales. We cover Birmingham, Telford, Cannock, Wolverhampton, Stafford, Walsall, Stoke and the wider area.

We are also able to offer you a complete Health & Safety at work solution, combining our outstanding training packages with our critical Health & Safety consultations, and our range of Health & Safety services. To find out more, speak to a member of our specialist team.

To experience how our award winning training courses can help keep you, your team and your business Health & Fire Safe, call us on 0800 802 1888 or request a callback from one of our experienced members of staff.