Manual Handling



On the 31st December 1992 the Manual Handling Operations Regulations came into force. These regulations apply to any task which involves moving a load manually, and sets out a series of duties which are placed on the employer and employee.

Principally they are as follows.

  • Avoid as far as possible, the need for manual handling operations which involve the potential for risk of injury.
  • Mechanise any tasks to prevent lifting.
  • Assess any hazardous¬†lifting¬†operations which cannot be avoided. The assessment should include consideration of four main areas; Task, load, individual and environment.
  • Reduce the risk of injury resulting from lifting¬†as far as possible.
  • Inform and train employees with regard to the risks involved in lifting¬†operations.

Singleton Associates offer a comprehensive training service in relation to manual handling, for all levels of staff. Our training course is 3-4 hours; it consists of both theory and hands on practical sessions using loads that are normally found in your own workplace.
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Course Syllabus

  • Brief overview of the Health & Safety at Work Act.
  • Brief overview of Manual Handling Regulations.
  • Types and frequency and cost of lifting¬†injuries.
  • Anatomy of the back.
  • Physical principles of lifting¬†(principle of levers).
  • Risk assessment applied to manual handling.
  • Control measures in lifting.
  • Principles of kinetics.
  • Practical demonstration of lifting.

Course length: 3-4 hrs.

Qualification achieved: Manual handling certificate.

Cost: £35 per person + VAT on open courses.

£35 per person + VAT (min charge of £280 + VAT) for in-house courses.

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