Musculo-skeletal injuries, including those caused by manual handling, account for more than a third of all work-related illnesses, and cause over 8 million days absence per year. The average length of absence is 16 days – what sort of impact would that have on your business? One of the key things that you can do to reduce the risk of injury to your employees, is for them to learn about how they can use manual handling techniques to move better.
Most work-related musculoskeletal injuries happen because of poor manual handling practices, usually involving heavy or awkward loads; twisting, turning, and bending movements; or working in hard-to-reach areas that require stretching.
Our specialised 1 day Manual Handling Course combines theory and practical skills. As well as watching demonstrations, delegates will get the chance to do guided practice sessions on good lifting, pushing and pulling techniques.
The course covers a variety of topics, including:
- Anatomy of the spine
- Top heavy bending
- How injuries occur
- The TILE principle
- Load Risk Assessment
- Base movement techniques
- Mechanical handling
Our highly skilled trainers assess learning throughout the course, ensuring that any problem areas are addressed, and that delegates leave with all the knowledge and skills that they need to ensure that they can move well, protect their body, and reduce the likelihood of injury.
In line with the most up-to-date research on preventative care, and depending on the industry and type of work, we may also advise an ongoing programme of exercise to improve strength and resistance to injury.