Manual Handling (All Wales Passport Scheme)

Overview

Manual Handling injuries account for 36% of all reported workplace accidents. The Health & Social Care sector accounts for 54% of all reported manual handling accidents. This course will provide a consistent approach to Manual Handling that ensures best practice in accordance with the All Wales Local Government Manual Handling Training Passport & Information Scheme.

Aims & Objectives:

This course will enable delegates to:

  • Describe the function of the Spine
  • Examine & Discuss Manual Handling Legislation
  • Discuss Company Manual Handling Policies
  • Describe Ergonomics
  • Examine and Discuss Manual Handling Risk Assessment
  • Discuss Safe Handling Procedures
  • Explain the need for Effective Teamwork & Communication
  • Demonstrate Safe Inanimate Load Handling

By the end of the course delegates will have a clear understanding of process of Manual Handling which ensures best practice in accordance with the All Wales Local Government Manual Handling Training Passport & Information Scheme.

This course will be delivered in a classroom environment via power point presentations, discussions, practical demonstrations and lectures. The course is divided into two modules as follows::

  • Module A - Spinal awareness, legislation, individual's authority, company policies
    ergonomics, risk assessment, safe handling principles, team handling
    communication.
  • Module B - Inanimate load handling, practical ergonomics

Delegates are assessed by an objective test of multiple-choice questions and trainer observation of skills demonstrated competently throughout the course. By the end of the course delegates, who successfully complete the assessment, will hold a Manual Handling Certificate in compliance with the All Wales Manual Handling Scheme.

Intended For:

This course will suit anyone in a work-place environment whose work involves lifting or moving objects.

No prior qualification or experience required to attend this course.