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Manual handling loadsAccording to the most recent figures released by the Health and Safety Executive (2018/19) work related Muscular Skeletal Disorders (MSD) still account for 37% of work related ill health. This equates to 6.9 million work days lost due to work related MSD. The main causes for injuries are not just lifting and carrying, but also keyboard work, repetitive movements and awkward positions.

In our manual handling courses we look to equip all attendees with both the knowledge and skills on how to move loads correctly but also importantly also look at body posture when carrying out different types of activities.

For those undertaking general manual handling work we offer a half day course which not only covers moving and handling objects but also static and awkward postures. This course can also be delivered either at our centre in Warmley or at your work location where we can look to ensure that the practical elements match as far as possible the work your staff undertakes.

For those in the health and care sector we offer a Foundation Course, which is an all-day course covering both the theory of moving and handling people the legal issues involved along with practical work using a wide variety of equipment. In addition to this we offer a specific handling children course and refresher training enabling participants to update their knowledge and skills using a wide variety of equipment.  We also offer an emergency handling course where we focus on dealing with collapses and falls. All of our people handling courses are aligned with Skills for Health’s Core Skills Training Framework, giving you the confidence that the training will be both relevant and to high standard.

In addition to these we also offer evacuation chair training which is undertaken at your site and will ensure that attendees will be confident in using your evacuation chair in an emergency.

We are also able to offer bespoke versions of the above courses to ensure that we cover the specific tasks your staff undertake and where possible in their actual working environment.