Manual handling, whereby one ‘transports or supports a load by hand, or by bodily force’ accounts for 24% of all reported workplace accidents – equating to some 909,000 lost working days each year. Both employer and staff have a duty to minimise the risk of injury.
Our module serves as a comprehensive guide to good practice, including step-by-step instruction on performing lifts. We give examples of common injuries and how they’re caused and identify potential risks to staff. A short assessment section will double-check that the learner has understood all key areas. The examples in the module focus on an office environment but can be applied to most workplace settings.
Learning Outcomes for this module include:
Knowledge development about handling injuries and their causes, how to identify manual handling risks to yourself and your colleagues, and the best way to lift and move items around the office.
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