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Unscheduled instructor led

Provided by: Department of Physics - Health & Safety


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Physics Health & Safety: Manual Handling Training
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Unscheduled instructor led

Description

Theory and practice session on safe manual handling.

Target audience
  • Anyone at the Department of Physics involved in moving or otherwise handling heavy objects that could cause injury (e.g. back pain) if handled badly
  • Further details regarding eligibility criteria are available
Topics covered
  • Introduction (background)
  • Why bother with this training?
  • The scale of the problem
  • The body
  • Applying the knowledge
  • Good Technique
  • Practical (using the technique)
Objectives

By the end of the session, participants should be able to: • Explain what “manual handling” means • Describe how manual handling can cause injuries • Recognize good handling technique • List the principles for controlling manual handling risk • Apply these principles to a practical situation

Aims

To enable Physics staff and students to identify risks to themselves and deal with objects in such a way as to avoid manual handling injuries

Format

Presentation and practical exercise

Notes

Please wear comfortable, loose clothing that allows easy movement, with flat /stout shoes (no flip flops or high heels).

Duration

One session of two and a half hours (including a short refreshment break)

Theme
General Health and Safety

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