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Health and Safety: Manual Handling Operations


Who is it for?

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 manually handle.

What is it about?

Introduces the principles of the ergonomic approach to lifting & handling operations.

Delegates will rehearse various good handling techniques.

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

What will I get out of it?

Be able to put into practice and understand the importance of, the correct lifting & handling technique.

Is there anything I need to do before attending?


You may like to read the Manual handling standard which can be found on the Health & Safety web site.

Do I get a qualification?

No, this is a mandatory course for staff that perform manual handling duties on a regular basis.

Assessment Practical session is included and general questions at the end of session.

Previous attendees said:

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

Learning provider:

This course is administered by Staff Learning and Development; please e-mail for any queries.

Cancellation Charge:

Cancellation with less than 2 weeks notice will incur a charge of GBP50.00 to your College Professional Service as per our cancellation policy:

This course occurs on the following dates
22/06/2015 Streatham: Hope Hall, G.05 Adjacent to "Green Room" 09:00 10:30 Margaret Morgan 2
23/06/2015 Penryn: Exchange, Seminar Room Yellow 14:00 15:30 Margaret Morgan 8
24/06/2015 Penryn: Peter Lanyon Building, Seminar 10 09:30 11:00 Margaret Morgan 8
24/07/2015 Streatham: Hope Hall, G.05 Adjacent to "Green Room" 09:00 10:30 Margaret Morgan 3
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