Manual Handling & Lifting Techniques

Manual Handling (also called Manual Material Handling or Manutention) involves the use of the human body in the lifting, lowering, pulling, pushing, filling, emptying, carrying or supporting of loads. The loads can be animate (persons or animals) or inanimate (objects). When performed incorrectly or excessively, these tasks may expose workers to physical risk factors, fatigue and even debilitating injuries. Thus this course will review a variety of techniques and tools to alleviate these potential problems. This course covers the following topics:

  • What is Manual Handling
  • Legislative Framework
  • Employer and Employee Responsibilities
  • Understanding Forces on the Body (Anatomy of Back, Lifting Forces)
  • Common Manual Handling Injuries
  • Manual Handling Risk Assessment
  • Control Measures
  • Practical Exercises

Intended Audience: Production Workers, Porters & Baggage Handlers, Movers and Packers, Delivery Persons, Maintenance Personnel, Industrial Cleaners, Managers and Supervisors, HR Professionals, Safety Delegates, Current and Future Members of Safety Committees, Operatives/Floor Workers, and All Interested Persons.

Duration: 8 Hours

Cost: $438 USD / $876 BDS