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Course Overview

The course is created and structured by our own professionals.

Duration

Half a day

Valid for

Refresher recommended after 3 years

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  • 1000s of people trained

    Our staff are highly experienced, so you can be sure you're learning from experts.

  • 98% pass rates

    We work hard to ensure that all of the candidates who take our courses pass.

  • Experienced trainers

    Our staff are fully qualified and experienced in the variety of training courses we offer, so you can be sure you’re in the most capable hands when you sign up for a HST training course.

Manual Handling Training

One of our most popular courses is our Manual Handling Training Course as it applies to almost every business and industry. The course is recommended for any employee who is at risk of receiving an injury while carrying out manual handling tasks during their daily working duties.

During the ½ day course, learners will receive the appropriate knowledge and various practical skills involved in safe manual handling as prescribed by the Approved Code of Practice for Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992. Throughout the course, learners will experience practical demonstrations and take part in exercises and explanatory theory lessons that are supported by presentations and videos detailing:

  • The Manual Handling Operations Regulations
  • Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and other relevant legislation
  • Duties of Employers
  • Duties of Employees
  • Identifying the load
  • Anatomy of the Spine
  • Principles of good movement
  • Types and causes of injury
  • Practical application of lifting, pushing, pulling and carrying
  • NPORS theory test

Every successful candidate will be issued with a Health and Safety Training Ltd qualification certificate. To find out more about the manual handling training courses available in Newcastle, Sunderland, Durham, Gateshead, Darlington & Middlesbrough, call our friendly team today.

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    Why is manual handling training important?

    Manual handling is an absolutely essential skill that all employees should learn, not necessarily just those who will be spending much of their time lifting awkward or heavy objects. Here are some of the main reasons why manual handling training is so important:

    • Protection from injury: Learning how to properly lift heavy objects by utilising your leg muscles will ensure that your employees are protected from injury. It’s extremely easy to injure a back or neck through bad technique.
    • Legal compliance: According to the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 and the Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992, it’s an employer’s duty to try and reduce the risk of injury for employees as far as possible. One way to do this is reducing employee contact with heavy objects, another is by carrying out thorough manual handling training.
    • Higher productivity: If your team is properly trained when it comes to handling large objects, then they will be much more efficient at carrying out daily tasks, something that will lead to higher levels of productivity in the long run.

    Manual Handling Techniques

    To give you an idea of some of the different areas that we will cover on the course, here are some key manual handling techniques that you can learn right now:

    • Think before you lift: If you know that you have a heavy lift to do, plan it first. Figure out if there are any potential obstructions on the way to where you’re going, and assess whether you will need any help with the lift. The last thing you need is to get halfway through only to find you’re blocked or it’s too heavy!
    • Keep the load as close as possible to your waist: One of the reasons why people injure themselves is because they hold the load too far away, which essentially increases the effective load of the object. Always keep the load to your waist.
    • Maintain a stable position: Don’t try to do a heavy lift with your legs closed together, keep them at least shoulder-width apart, if not further, and keep one foot firmly in front of the other. This will greatly reduce your chances of toppling over.

    If you think that you already have a good idea about the best manual techniques, why not have a go at our manual handling quiz? We’ve included some pretty testing questions – see if you can get full marks!

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      1000s of people trained Our staff are highly experienced, so you can be sure you're learning from experts.

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      98% pass rates We work hard to ensure that all of the candidates who take our courses pass.

    • Experienced trainers icon

      Experienced trainers Our staff are fully qualified and experienced in the variety of training courses we offer, so you can be sure you’re in the most capable hands when you sign up for a HST training course.

    Call us today on 0191 644 0332 0191 644 0332

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    We can come to you!

    If you have enough space at your premises, we can come directly to you to carry out the training. This just means that your staff don't have to worry about any long commutes, and your operations experience minimal downtime.

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