EFR: Manual Handling in the Workplace Course

EFR: Manual Handling in the Workplace Course

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EFR: Manual Handling in the Workplace course

Who is the EFR: Manual Handling in the Workplace course most suitable for?

This courseis aimed at employees at all levels who may undertake manual handling operations, including the transporting of a load of items by; lifting, lowering, pushing, pulling, carrying, manoeuvring, steadying or transporting thereof by hand or by bodily force

Overview for the EFR: Manual Handling in the Workplace course

Our Manual Handling in the Workplace course is intended to provide students with an understanding of how to safely handle loads. It covers practical aspects of lifting, lowering, carrying, pushing and pulling loads. While also providing information on the human spinal system. How to complete risk assessments, along with the legal responsibility of employers to their employees and techniques for the prevention of accidents.

The course involves knowledge development, and a series of practical exercises, followed by scenarios that allow the students to put their skills into practise.

Subjects covered in this course include:

  • The Spine
  • Common Injuries
  • The Law and Manual Handling
  • Assessing the Task
  • Good Lifting techniques
  • Practical Development
  • Lifting Boxes.
  • lifting Sacks
  • Pushing and pulling
  • Unusually shaped objects
  • Teamwork
  • Using Lifting Aids
  • Guidelines for Manual Handling
  • Risk Assessment
  • Additional factors
  • The Role of Managers
  • In the Event of an Accident
  • Scenarios

How long is the EFR: Manual Handling in the Workplace course?

This course is typically delivered over 3 - 4 hours.

Course Accreditation

This course is valid for 2 years from the date of completion.
A refresher course is advised every year.

What are the course pre-requisites for the EFR: Manual Handling in the Workplace course?

Minimum age 16 yrs, no prerequisite qualification required.

Please Note: This course is ran as and when required. It is better for your employees for this course to be ran in their actual workplace as we can actively utilise items they would be expected to lift, lower, push and pull in their normal day to day, so please contact us to arrange for you.


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