Where there is a risk of injury due to manual handling, then training should be provided.
Staff members who are required to move and handle inanimate loads as part of their job should have annual practical training.
On completion of the training the participant will be able to:
- Be able to recognise manual handling risk factors and how injuries can occur
- Understand employers and employee's responsibilities under relevant national health & safety legislation including most recent versions of the manual handling operation regulations
- Understand their own responsibilities under local organisational policies for moving and handling
- Know where additional advice and information can be sought relating to moving and handling problems
- Be able to use an ergonomic approach to manual handling and other work tasks eading to improved working posture
- Understand principles of good back care to promote general musculo-skeletal health
- Understand the principles of safer handling
- Understand how the organisation uses it risk management processes to inform safe systems of work
- Be able to choose suitable risk control strategies, resources and support available to facilitate good practice following a risk assessment appropriate to the staff member's role