Manual Handling

Manual Handling

Train up to 12 people in one class

Each instructor can deliver two courses daily with 12 trainees on each course 

We can also add more instructors if you have large numbers of staff

Book now: email tony@theforklifttrainer.ie

Call: Tony on 0863103174

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A simple yet effective guide to understanding what Manual Handling is and knowing your responsibilities as an employer & employee

 

 

 

Definition of Manual Handling

  • Lifting
  • Putting Down
  • Pushing

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    The Spine

  • Pulling
  • Carrying

It is the correct movement of a load:

“Putting your body in an unfavourable position that will pose a risk of injury particularly to your back but also may pose a risk to hands neck feet arms legs etc.”

 

An Easy Guide to Bio-Mechanics

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Other Considerations

Ergonomics

Ergonomics

Safety, Health Welfare at Work Act 2005

(General Application) Regulations 2007

http://www.hsa.ie/eng/Publications_and_Forms/Publications/Retail/Gen_Apps_Manual_Handling.pdf

Employers Responsibilities

Important Information you should know when it comes to Manual Handling

  • Provide
  • Safe Place of Work
  • Safe Systems of Work
  • Safe Access/ Egress
  • Safe Plant & Machinery
  • Information, Instruction & Training

Employees Responsibilities 

  • Comply with relevant safety and health laws
  • Not be under the influence of an intoxicant
  • Not engage in improper conduct or behaviour
  • Wear PPE where necessary
  • Cooperate with their employer
  • Not do anything, which would place themselves or others at risk
  • Report any problems

Course Note are provided in a fantastic A5 size book

I hope you found this guide helpful. If you require any further information please feel free to contact us by email or phone.

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