Is this course for me?
It is for anyone whose job role involves moving and handling objects.
What will I learn?
The content of this course has been designed to build knowledge and confidence. It will give you an understanding of how to move objects safely and the correct precautions to take.
The course covers the following topics:
- The legal regulations for Moving and Handling
- Risk Assessment
- Anatomy and physiology of your back
- Recognising injuries
- Understanding the causes of back pain
- Assessment of the environment and object weight / dimensions
- Correct moving and lifting techniques
One of our trainers could deliver this course at your premises on a date of your choice. The timings could also be arranged to suit your requirements.
The practical elements of this course are essential as they provide you with vital hands-on experience. It is important that you are physically able to take part in the practical parts of the course.
The HSE requires you to attend the full duration of the course to be eligible for evaluation. You will also be required to complete a short questionnaire at the beginning of the session.
You will be continually assessed throughout the duration of the course by one of our qualified trainers. Upon successful completion you will receive a Moving and Handling Certificate valid for three years.
It is recommended that the room size should be approximately 20 x 30 feet for a full 12 person course. The room should be large enough to seat all candidates comfortably in a semicircle formation. The floor space in the centre should be clean and uncluttered as this will be used for the practical parts of the course. The trainer will also require a flip chart if one is available.