Moving and Handling

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About Course

Course curriculum:

  1. Definitions
  2. Legislation
  3. Risk assessment
  4. Injuries
  5. Components of moving and handling

What Will You Learn?

  • Understand terminology relevant to safe moving and handling.
  • Identify the relevant legislation.
  • Understand what has to be considered to carry out risk assessment associated with moving and handling.
  • Have an awareness of all the elements of safe moving and handling.

Course Curriculum

What is moving and handling and why is it important?

  • Aims
  • Manual Handling

What rules and regulations govern manual handling?

  • Manual Handling Operations Regulation, 1992
  • The Health and Safety at Work Act, 1974
  • The Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations, 1992
  • Other Legislation

Risk Assessment
Performing a risk assessment before moving and handling.

  • Injuries
  • Employers
  • Employees
  • The Task
  • The Individual
  • The Load
  • The Environment
  • Training
  • Summary

Manual Handling
Spine, posture and lifting technique.

  • The Spine
  • Posture
  • Lifting
  • Lifting Above Shoulder Height
  • Tips
  • References

You need to achieve a pass mark of 80% to obtain a certificate of completion.

  • Moving and Handling Assessment