This course is for anyone who is likely to lift or carry as part of their daily role.
Lifting, carrying, pushing and pulling of loads can cause a range of injuries – from back problems to other musculoskeletal disorders. Training to lift and carry correctly forms an important part of reducing manual handling risks. This course is intended to give a very practical understanding of the risks involved and control measures required for lifting and carrying activities.
Learning Type: Interactive session utilising multimedia presentation, review of real life incidents, syndicate exercises, group participation and discussion.
Duration: Up to 2 hours
This course incorporates both the theoretical and practical aspects lifting and carrying loads, including:
- The need for back care and postural awareness and its associated myths
- Workplace risk factors and mechanisms of injury – the leverage effect
- Introduction of dynamic risk assessment
- Introduction of functional anatomy and it’s role in back care and postural awareness
- The dynamic approaches to lifting
- Semi-squat techniques and its adaptations
- The ‘hands-on’ application of dynamic handling
- Pushing and pulling, dual/team lifting, loads with handles, awkward loads
- Proactive approaches to musculoskeletal health
Aims & Objectives:
To develop delegates’ theoretical and practical understanding of back care concerns. At the end of the programme each delegate should be able to:
- Identify manual handling hazards, assess the risks and suggest controls
- Use sound techniques to move, lift or carry loads
- Apply good techniques to their own workplace