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Medical & First aid care

Manual Handling Assessor Training Course Outline

Duration 5 hours

Introduction

What is Manual Handling:

                 Why is it important, Leading cause of workplace injuries
                  Immediate & long-term harm - the scale of the problem

Types of injury:

                 How the back works, how it is harmed
                 Other common injuries

Manual Handling Risk Factors:

                Risk factors of the:
                TASK - LOAD - ENVIRONMENT- INDIVIDUAL

Manual Handling Assessments:

               The Law - Manual Handling Regulations 1992
               Components of  Manual Handling Assessments
               Role of the Assessor
               Sources of advice
               When is a full Assessment necessary?
               Documentation & Review

Control measures: - ways of reducing risk

               Avoidance
               Mechanisation
               Improving the Task
               Improving the Load
               Improving the Environment
               Protecting the Individual - selection & protective equipment

 Safe Lifting Techniques

 Practical Manual Handling Assessment:

             Worked example 1 Group work
             Worked Example 2 Group work
 

Summary & Questions


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