What is Manual Handling Training?

The aim of Manual Handling Training is to ensure that Employees :
  • ? understand the reasons for doing Manual Handling tasks with the least risk
  • ?Can recognise manual handling risks
  • ?Can decide the best way of carrying out Manual Handling tasks
  • Can carry out manual handling tasks safely
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?Regulation 68 of the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work, (General Application) Regulations 2007 defines manual handling of loads as

Any transporting or supporting of any load by one or more employees, and includes lifting, putting down, pushing, pulling, carrying or moving a load, which by reason of its characteristics or unfavourable ergonomic conditions, involves risk, particularly of back injury, to employees
Under Health and Safety legislation in both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, Employers must provide Manual Handling Training to all of its Employees.

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Safety Wise Advice Services can tailor this Manual Handling course specific to your workplace. Patient Handling Training can also be provided for those involved in the Healthcare or Caring Profession. Contact us today for a Quote at info@safetyadvice.ie or + 353 (0)71 9645524.



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