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Importance of training your employees for manual handling

by HSQE UK professional online training courses

Workplace injuries are coming to be increasingly commonplace nowadays. Blame it on the dearth of standards regarding manual handling or nothing but unsafe working conditions, workplace safety has now become a major concern.

Being a business owner, if your staff members are picking up and carrying heavier objects around the workplace all through the day, it is your obligation to get them fitted with a proper manual handling training to reduce job-related accidents.

It is demanded by law that businesses make sure their employees know how to correctly lift, carry and put down objects in a risk-free manner. This is to lay stress on the fact that safe manual handling is important in any workplace.

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So what does this training consist of?

Manual handling training incorporates the following:

  • Making use of mechanical aids
  • Managing the risk factors
  • Learning the right handling techniques
  • Coordinating safely with the surroundings

You may find that the safety training will go beyond this and help train your staff members on estimating weights of different loads both by proportions and by physically carrying the objects. This is to help them better understand what they can expect when lifting.

On top of this, IOSH managing safely online course will go into technicalities concerning team handling and focus on when and how it would be most acceptable to set about a handling task with support from another employee.


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