SESSION 1. The Course Introduction
This first session clearly explains the aim of the course and gives an overview of all the sessions that will be covered in the course. During this session we define the term manual handling and look at the scope of manual handling activities in the workplace. Additionally we look at some of the many types of acute and chronic manual handling injuries.
SESSION 2. Identifying Poor Manual Handling Practices
The second session looks at how the participants can identify potentially hazardous manual handling activities in the workplace. During this session the participants are provided with a comprehensive checklist that will enable them to effectively identify manual handling risks.
SESSION 3. Assessing and Reducing the Risks Associated with Manual Handling
This session looks at how to assess the risks associated with any manual handling hazards that are identified. The participants also look at a range of control measures they can use to eliminate hazards or reduce their level of risk. The participants are provided with several handouts to help them perform these tasks.
SESSION 4. A Practical Exercise
This session involves the participants in a practical manual handling exercise. This exercise enables the participants to put into practice everything they have learned during the course. It also enables the participants to practice using the ‘tools’ and ‘handouts’ that have been provided during the course. After the participants have completed the practical exercise they are required to make a team presentation on their findings and recommended solutions.
SESSION 5. The Course Review
The final session of the course is a formal course review.
This training course contains a comprehensive set of handouts and three different risk assessment tools. If you follow the principles and practices contained within this course, your organisation will be in a much better position to identify manual handling risks and prevent them from contributing to accidents.