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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 People Development; please e-mail for any queries

This course occurs on the following dates
27/10/2015 Penryn: TBD 09:30 11:00 Rhian Loosemore 7
28/10/2015 Penryn: TBD 09:30 11:00 9
03/11/2015 Streatham: Hope Hall G.02 09:30 11:00 Rhian Loosemore 0
20/01/2016 Streatham: Hope Hall 1.10 09:30 11:00 9
03/03/2016 Streatham: Hope Hall, G.05 Adjacent to "Green Room" 14:00 15:30 Rhian Loosemore 10

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