Introduction to Hazardous Manual Handling
If you have a workforce that does manual handling of goods, this is the course for you.
IT'S TOUGHER THAN IT SEEMS
Manual handling can often seem to be a simpler task than it is. After all, the workforce was hired because they were able to do the tasks assigned to them.
However, the body is like a machine. Too much load for a certain amount of time can lead to a variety of issues which can later translate into serious personal repercussions or hazards.
THE REPERCUSSIONS OF POOR MANUAL HANDLING
Poor manual handling in the workplace can lead to physical health issues and trauma. Cumulative disorders and deterioration of the musculoskeletal system is just the tip of the iceberg. The most frequent claims for Workcover are due to spinal damage.
Loss of staff due to injuries not only affects the workplace but the quality of life for the individual. Workcover claims can be expensive but proper training can reduce potential claims.
The way to prevent the above-mentioned scenarios is to train your staff on what they should and should not do when performing Hazardous Manual Tasks.
Each state has a similar section in the legislation… Work Health & Safety Regulation (QLD) 2011 section 60 states “A PCBU must manage risks to health & safety relating to a musculoskeletal disorder associated with a hazardous manual task…”
This course can help meet your legal obligations. Employeeswill teach you how to safely identify, plan and perform manual handling tasks to maintain an injury-free workplace.
This course will cover the following:
- What manual hazardous tasks are
- Recognising the personal impact of manual handling
- Understanding and managing responsibilities
- Lifting techniques
- Ways to reduce manual handling
- Stretching Exercises
Cost of Course
$50AUD | £29GBP | $40USD | $44NZD | €33EUR | $35