The law states that employers have a legal responsibility to provide adequate training for those who perform manual handling tasks in their day to day role. However, with incorrect manual handling causing over a third of workplace injuries, adequate training is not only a legal requirement, it is incredibly important for the safety of all staff.
Understand the reasons for safe manual handling
Understand how manual handling risk assessments contribute to improving health and safety
Understand the principles, types of equipment and testing requirements associated with manual handling safety
Be able to apply safe manual handling principles