Here at Alpha Safety Training, we can provide your company with several Manual Handling training courses and qualifications at our Head Office/Centre in Swansea, at our new centre in Cardiff; Ranging from the Inanimate Loads and Childcare Setting courses to the Manual and People Handling 1 and 2 day courses.
Manual handling relates to the moving of items either by lifting, lowering, carrying, pushing or pulling.
Injuries can be caused due to the amount of times you have to pick up or carry an item, the distance you are carrying it, the height you are picking it up from or putting it down at and any twisting, bending, stretching or other awkward posture you may get in whilst performing a task.
Manual handling is one of the most common causes of injury at work and causes over a third of all workplace injuries which include work related Musculoskeletal Disorders such as upper and lower limb pain/disorders and various joint and repetitive strain injuries.
In the care sector, bad manual handling practice can also put the service user at risk of injury.
It is mandatory that all members of staff who perform any kind of manual/people handling tasks are trained in the correct procedures before they attempt a task. Contact us now to book a course and ensure you are complying with current legislation.