Manual Handling for Assessors
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Manual handling is one of the main causes of musculoskeletal
disorders (MSD), which are the second most common occupational
injuries within the UK and make up nearly half of all work-related
ill health seen by general practitioners (GPs) are MSD related. The
most recent HSE statistics on MSDs show a 20% increase in MSDs with
184,000 new cases (2013/14), around 80 per cent of
which are attributable to work conditions.
Prevention and control of work-related musculoskeletal disorders
(MSD) is a major priority and as such HSE have published a
simple but effective risk assessment method called the MAC
tool. This enables risk identification of key manual handling
risk factors so that these can be eliminated or managed in the most
cost effective way.
This course will equip you with the knowledge to help recognise,
assess and reduce manual handling risks in your organisation. It is
suited to employers and employee representatives who intend to
begin the process of manual handling risk assessment and control
within their companies. It will also benefit those already involved
in manual handling risk reduction who require more formal or
in-depth training in this subject, including training in the use of
specific manual handling assessment tools.
The course will cover:
- Principles of manual handling
- Understanding injuries
- Common types of injuries
- Legal aspects
- Key risk factors
- Manual handling risk assessment (MAC and L23)
- Pushing and pulling
- Control and reduction of risk
- Key principles of good handling techniques
- Case studies
Matthew Birtles, HSE - Ergonomics specialist in MSDs
The course will be run at the HSE Science and Research Centre in
the spa town of Buxton. Buxton is in the heart of the Peak District
and has good links to mainline train stations and Manchester
Details of hotels in the Buxton area can be found at www.visitbuxton.co.uk
The cost of this course is £525 per person (includes course
notes, lunch and refreshments).
Please note that all courses must be paid for via credit
card at the time of booking.
Some of our training courses can also be delivered
in-company, please contact us to discuss your requirements.
Telephone: +44 (0)203 028 3704
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