Manual Handling Awareness

An introduction to manual handling suitable for anyone who will be involved in moving or lifting anything or using display screen equipment


What you will cover

  • What manual handling is including what the law says.
  • Employer and Employee responsibilities
  • Risks of poor manual handling - avoiding injuries, the anatomy and function of the spine
  • Types of common workplace injuries, repetitive strain injuries, causes of back pain
  • Taking care of your back - what can help prevent injury
  • Best practice including risk assessments and additional training requirements
  • Display Screen Equipment (DSE), mobile devices and accessories
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