Manual Handling Course

These days, manual handling training is more than just a nice-to-have. Under the Health and Safety Act, employers must be seen as being proactive and responsible for the safety and wellbeing of their staff when at work. ACC’s new legislation makes you as an employer legally responsible to protect your workers from harm. That means you are obliged to address and change poor ergonomics and unsafe lifting practices that can lead to discomfort, pain and injury for your staff.

COURSE OBJECTIVE:
A third of all injuries in the workplace are the result of lifting or handling heavy or awkward loads. Injuries vary from mild aches and pains, to permanent disability and compensation. This is a hazard common to every workplace, from the office and the shop floor, to warehouses, showrooms, factories and construction sites. The Manual Handling course is designed to provide the skills and knowledge required to perform manual lifting and handling operations competently and safely in the work environment.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:
This course is suitable for all employees who may be involved in manual handling as any part of their duties. Including staff from the: office, retail shop floor, depot & yard, sales representative, trade counter, checkout, etc.

PRIOR KNOWLEDGE:
An awareness of Health & Safety issues would be an advantage but not essential.

COURSE CONTENT:
– Basic functions of the spine, muscles & disks
– Recognise the key elements of safe lifting
– Understand how lifting aids & equipment can help reduce the risk of injury
– Identify good & bad lifting practice
– Appreciate the need to evaluate handling tasks to identify risks
– Know how musculo-skeletal injuries can occur and how to prevent them
– Solve a range of Manual Handling problems
– Select & use appropriate types of lifting & handling aids
– Carry out a range of complex handling tasks
– 20 minute Manual Warehouse Handling DVD

COURSE DURATION:
The course should take somewhere between 1½ to 2 hours and will be interactive for participants.

INTENDED OUTCOME:
The risk of sustaining musculo-skeletal disorders at work can be greatly reduced if adequate and suitable training is provided in conjunction with other risk reducing methods.

Dr MARCUS McALLISTER BACKGROUND:
Dr Marcus McAllister (B. Chiropractic) is trained in the knowledge of the musculoskeletal system (meaning the muscles, bones and joints) and nervous system (which coordinates all activities and functions) of the human body.
Dr McAllister studied for 6 years at University and is especially educated and trained in all dealings regarding the diagnosis and treatment of conditions affecting the nerves, spine and all joints of the human body.  Dr Marcus McAllister is licensed by the Office of Radiation to take x-rays to help locate underlying conditions to treat you with the best knowledge.  Dr McAllister is an ACC Accredited Primary Healthcare Professional and has undergone ACC training in Preventing and Managing Discomfort, Pain and Injury.
Dr McAllister is an ACC Accredited Primary Healthcare Professional and has undergone ACC training in Preventing & Managing Discomfort, Pain & Injury.

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