Ensuring high standards of health and safety is paramount at Dynamics Cleaners. Today we invited Jerry, from I.M.G, to join us to conduct a Manual Handling training course. We are very pleased to announce that all of those in attendance passed the course.
What is The Manual Handling Operations Regulations?
The Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992, as amended in 2002 (‘the Regulations’) apply to a wide range of manual handling activities, including lifting, lowering, pushing, pulling or carrying. The load may be either animate, such as a person or an animal, or inanimate, such as a box or a trolley.
The Regulations require employers to:
■ avoid the need for hazardous manual handling, so far as is reasonably practicable
■ assess the risk of injury from any hazardous manual handling that can’t be avoided
■ reduce the risk of injury from hazardous manual handling, so far as is reasonably practicable.
What is the Manual Handling Course that we Completed?
This course provides a combination of classroom learning and practical assessment. Delegates learn about the injuries sustained when incorrectly handling heavy or bulky items and the anatomy of the back. The course is aimed at finding solutions, but also demonstrates good practice manual handling techniques.
The delegates are assessed at the end of the day by sitting a multi-choice question paper. They also receive a self-completion workbook, to be filled in at the workplace to help improve the working environment. Successful candidates receive a certificate of achievement.
For further information about Manual Handling at Work, please visit: http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/indg143.pdf