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Manual Handling Assessor & Instructor

It is essential everyone in the workplace who has supervisory and managerial responsibilities for others carry out suitable and sufficient risk assessments to protect employees from manual handling hazards and risks.

This 2 day Manual Handling Assessor & Instructor course provides the information required to understand the risks from manual handling in the workplace, implement suitable precautions and deliver effective task specific training to your employees to ensure the residual risks from manual handling are kept as low as reasonably practicable.

The course can be tailored to focus on business and task specific manual handling situations and problems specific to your company and procedures.

The course covers the following:

* Overview of the Manual Handling Regulations and associated legislation, Approved Code of Practice (ACOP) and guidance
* Avoiding manual handling where reasonably practicable
* Automated and mechanical handling alternatives
* Assessing and reducing risks from unavoidable manual handling to as low as reasonably practicable
* Minimising Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDS)
* Manual handling lifting aids and PPE
* Practical advice on avoiding sprains, strains and long term injury
* Practical manual handling advice and practice
* Delivering effective manual handling training
* Compiling, Communicating and reviewing compliant and effective manual handling risk assessments