Manual Handling Risk Assessment Training
Looking for manual handling risk assessment training? At ATC Risk Management, our experienced health and safety trainers can provide bespoke manual handling risk assessment training courses that are tailored to the exact requirements of your workers and their particular working practices. Different companies will have different manual handling hazards depending on the type of goods produced (e.g. large, heavy items or small ones), but will also vary depending on the individual task of each worker. For example, whilst a factory may produce a small and light item, the raw materials may be heavy and pose a danger.
Why is manual handling training important?
Correct manual handling is essential for both the long-term health of workers, (particularly back problems later in life), but also for the safety of other workers nearby. This is because incorrect manual handling can lead to spillages or dropped items. A spillage would be potentially catastrophic if the substance was a harmful chemical, and those involved in handling harmful substances may benefit from undertaking COSHH training in addition to manual handling training. A dropped item would be dangerous to others if it was heavy and rolled away, or was dropped on a co-worker's foot or hand for example.
Manual handling risk assessment training
Manual handling risk assessment training will allow delegates to perform a risk assessment on the potential manual handling dangers and potential hazards in the workplace, allowing managers and supervisors to eliminate or greatly reduce the dangers to health before an accident occurs. This, combined with other health and safety training, will not only reduce levels of staff absenteeism through ill-health, but also reduce the chances of expensive litigation from employees who have been injured through their work activities. Back problems tend to be the most common consequences of incorrect manual handling techniques, which tend to be very long term, and can be both expensive for a company that has to cover sick pay, but also inconvenient as temporary cover needs to be found for the employee, who will be away from the workplace for an indeterminate amount of time. The importance of health and safety in the workplace cannot be overstated!
For those interested in manual handling and may wish to pursue it further as a career, or for those who have been designated by their company to teach manual handling risk assessments to others within an organisation, we also offer manual handling instructor courses.
For more information regarding manual handling risk assessment training or any other aspects of health and safety training and what we can do for you or your organisation, please call us on 0115 984 9940 or contact us online.
Need an Accredited Course?
Along with designing bespoke health and safety training programmes, we also run the accredited NEBOSH, IOSH and ConstructionSkills (CSkills) health and safety courses as open courses at selected venues across the UK, as well as in-house for those companies who have a number of employees requiring the training, as it will be much more cost effective than sending them all onto a scheduled open course.
For more information please call 0115 984 9940 to discuss the options or send us an online contact form. Alternatively, use the "Courses" menu at the top of the page to view the courses and qualifications for the various awarding bodies.
These courses form the basis for our in-house training programmes. They can either be run as they are if the outline is exactly what you want, or can be be modified to suit the individual requirements of your organisation. Two or more can also be combined to tailor a bespoke training session for you.
Please click on a course title to find out more about what each one entails: