Manual Handling Courses

Why a manual handling course with Lloyds Motoring makes good business sense:

  • Deliver legal compliance for the Manual Handling Regulations 1992
  • Reduce your lost days from sickness and absenteeism.
  • Improve your workforce productivity.
  • Lower your healthcare costs, insurance premiums and compensation claims.

Over 30 per cent of all accidents reported to the HSE are connected with manual handling. Manual handling covers more than simply lifting or carrying something. The term is used to describe activities such as lifting, lowering, pushing, pulling, carrying, moving, holding or restraining an object, animal or person. It also covers activities that require the use of force or effort such as pulling a lever or operating power tools.

Manual handling injuries can affect the back, but also limbs, muscles, tendons and the heart. As these injuries can take longer to heal – they can affect on longer term health.

Employers should have a written policy as part of their overall safety policy. The main law is the Manual Handling Regulations 1992.

Typical Manual Handling Training Course Contents:

  • Types of manual handling injuries.
  • Overview of Manual Handling Legal requirements
  • How much can someone lift safely?
  • Best practice manual handling techniques