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Health and Safety: Manual Handling Operations


About this course:

This course introduces the principles of the ergonomic approach to lifting & handling operations.

Specific topics include: Identifying hazards, risk assessment, The Manual Handling Operations Regulations (MHO) and Legal Duties, The University MHO assessment form and procedures.

As well as the theory element there is also a practical session where you will rehearse various good handling techniques.

Learning outcomes:

On completion of the course you should be able to:.

- Put into practice and understand the importance of the correct lifting & handling technique.

Who should attend this course:

Staff for whom manual handling (lifting, carrying, pushing & pulling) forms a significant part of their work.

This course is also appropriate for managers of staff who have manual handling tasks.

This course is mandatory for staff that perform manual handling tasks on a regular basis.


Rhian Loosemore, Health and Safety Advisor.

What previous participants have said about the course:

"'Concise and to the point, I enjoyed the trainers teaching style".

Before the course:

Delegates may like to read the University's Safety Policy and review the Manual Handling safety standards and supporting documentation prior to the training.

Resources: .

Learning provider:

This course is administered by People Development; please e-mail for any queries.

This course occurs on the following dates
20/01/2016 Streatham: Hope Hall 1.10 09:30 11:00 Rhian Loosemore 0
16/02/2016 Penryn: Du Maurier Building, Seminar N 11:30 13:00 Rhian Loosemore 9
03/03/2016 Streatham: Hope Hall, G.05 Adjacent to "Green Room" 14:00 15:30 Rhian Loosemore 9
09/05/2016 Streatham: Hope Hall 1.10 09:30 11:00 Rhian Loosemore 8

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