Manual Handling

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Objectives:
By the end of the Manual Handling course participants will:
• Be aware of the dangers they face in the working environment.
• Be able to explain the make up of and dangers to the spine.
• Know how to assess and approach a lift.
• Know four different lifting techniques.
• Have practised four lifting techniques in a safe environment.


Scope:
This course covers:
• Type of accidents.
• Definition of manual handling.
• Understanding your anatomy.
• The main cause of back pain.
• Assessment and lifting.
• The six point lift.
• Practical lifting examples.


Target Audience:
All staff.


Test:
A multiple-choice test is administered at the conclusion of the program. Incorrectly answered questions will be reviewed with student to ensure understanding before completion of course.


Course Materials:
All participants are issued a Training Manual (Student Guide).


Course Completion Certificate:
Program participants who successfully complete the course are issued a certificate of completion.

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