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Manual Handling Courses

Manual Handling, also known as Moving and Handling, is an important part of Health and Safety in the Workplace, in ensuring the safe movement of objects by hand in the workplace, including risk assessments to help you to prevent injuries caused by manual handling.

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Manual Handling - Health and Safety in the Workplace

The Health and Safety Regulations are designed to protect employees from risk and harm at work, thus there are a number of legal duties that employers must comply to that relate to the safe moving and handling of good, objects and people. In terms of Workplace Health and Safety, the moving and handling of objects, and people, is an important consideration that employers must protect their employees against potential hazards or accidents.

Research by health and safety officials report that a third of all injuries in the workplace are a direct result of bad manual handling - and 10% of all major injuries caused at work are linked to manual handling. These figures show how important it is to educate your staff how to move and handle objects at work safely. The safe movement of objects, goods, or even people for example in the care industry directly affects the productivity and effectiveness of your employees and your business.

Moving and Manual Handling courses - Safety in the working environment

Training and courses in manual handling teach delegates about the risks of moving or handling objects in the wrong ways, including the injuries and accidents that can cause both short and long-term injuries. Included in manual handling courses is risk assessment, so that delegates understand the dangers of moving and handling in the wrong way. Manual Handling courses enable delegates to understand good practice, avoiding accidents, minimising risk and reducing injuries. Courses also cover the use of manual handling aids to help in safe moving and handling in the workplace.

Health and Safety in the Workplace

In the UK Health and Safety employers and employers must comply to the regulations which are not only the law, but are necessary for businesses to be efficient, productive and successful. Implementing and maintaining health and safety policies results on employees that are happy, healthy and feel safe in their working environment and therefore work more effectively, than those not protected from injury or accidents.

Working environments vary greatly thus risk assessments must be carried out to determine the type of training that is required for your workplace. Generally speaking, health and safety precautions usually include noise, ventilation, lighting, temperature and stress levels to ensure a healthier and safer working environments. Managers and supervisors must ensure that their workplaces are up-to-date with the latest Health and Safety legislation within your business area will ensure that you maintain a safe working environment and avoid accidents. Even self-employed people must ensure they are in compliance with the regulations. For some organisations it is important to have accredited health and safety training courses - which they attend courses to achieve certificates to prove their working environment is safe and healthy.

Safety and Security in the workplace training courses 

Within the working environment, Security training courses and security safety courses help staff feel safe in their working environment and help keep workplaces protected. Courses within security and safety teach delegates how workplaces should be created from security aspect and also cover how dangerous matters should be transported.

Manual handling courses are essential for ensuring the safety of people and property.

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