Manual Handling for Shedders
Manual Handling involves any transporting or supporting of any load by one or more employees, and includes lifting, putting down, pushing, pulling, carrying or moving a load, which by reason of its shape, weight or size – (these are known as characteristics), or which by reason of the condition of the ground, or if there are stairs etc involved – (these are known as unfavourable ergonomic conditions), involves risk, particularly of back injury,
Manual handling training comes in under the Health, Safety and Welfare at Work Act 2005, and all those engaged in manual handling should receive appropriate training. IMSA has a duty of care to conduct their activities in a way that ensures the safety of all volunteers and prevents improper conduct that could put volunteers at risk. As all shedders will engage, at some stage, in manual handling – then appropriate including manual handling training, should be provided
Health and Safety is of critical importance to all members of IMSA and with this in mind IMSA can arrange for appropriate manual handling training to be carried out on site.
The course is usually limited to a maximum of 12 participants and lasts for around 2 hours.
Topics covered include:
· The Law;
· Anatomy of the Spine;
· Safe Manual Handling Principles;
· DVD Presentation;
· Practical Tests.
Should you require any further information please contact us.
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