Manual Handling Trainer Course - L'Derry

Manual Handling Trainer Course
Manual Handling Trainer

The Manual Handling Trainer course aims to provide delegates with the vital knowledge to assist in meeting the requirements of the Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992. Training assists in meeting the requirements of this hierarchy and provides those in a supervisory role with the knowledge and skills to meet the aims of the regulations.

Manual Handling training provides the vital knowledge to help reduce the risks of injury in the workplace. Training can help to avoid back prolems and less obvious injury to hands, arms and feet. injuries are not always immediate and can occur over a long period of time. Training in Manual Handling can lead to less work-days being lost, so savig money and reducing individual suffering.

Course Overview

Under the Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992, employers are required to assess manual handling tasks which cannot be avoided, and reduce the risk of injury in the lowest acceotable level. The regulations also require that suitable and sufficient training is provided to those employees who carry out such tasks to enable them to do so in a safe manner. This course will equip key personnel with the tools to train other members of staff in correct handling procedures and also raise staff awareness of the hazards of manual handling.

Aims of the course

This course is designed to assist individuals who are responsible for delivering training in relation to the manual handling regulations.

By the end of the course delegates will be able to:

  • Understand and apply the requirements of the Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992
  • Understand the basic workings of the spine and joints and possible causes of injury
  • Produce suitable materials for delivering manyual handling and safe lifting training courses
  • Advise others of suitable control measures to be adopted when undertaking manual handling assessments and training

Course Delivery

The course is delivered over 2 days in which delegates will recieve training in the folloing key areas:

  • Training/Facilitation Skills
    • Lesson Planning
    • Understanding Adult Learning
    • Engaging Learners
    • Evaluating training
    • Communication
    • Learning Styles
    • Delivering Presentations
  • Manual Handling Regulations
    • The Legislation
    • Injuries associated with Manual Handling
    • Risk Assessing
    • Safe Working Procedures
    • Safe Lifting Techniques

Each delegate recieves Powerpoint Presentations for use after the course and also course handbooks to assist them in delivering training in house in their organisations.

Pre-course Entry Requirements

Organisations can also choose to train delegates as Manual Handling Trainers in order to provide training “in-house” and contribute to the overall safety of employees. These staff will have to be competent in this area and will be trained to deliver Manual Handling Training.

Resources

All delegates will receive training to enable them to deliver Manual Handling training effectively. They will also receive comprehensive Trainers Discs which includes powerpoint presentations, videos, lesson plans and certificate templates.

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