Who Is This Course Designed For:
This course is designed for any person who is involved in manual handling in the workplace. It is accredited and successful candidates will receive a Manual Handling certificate which is valid for 3 years.
Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992, as amended by the Health and Safety (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2012- The Regulations originally came into force on 1 January 1993 and are made under the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974. They implement European Directive 90/269/EEC3 on the manual handling of loads; supplement the general duties placed on employers and others by the HSW Act and the broad requirements of the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999.
In 2013/2014, it was reported that there were 909,000 lost working days due to handling issues. This can be reduced by making sure that all employees are trained in manual handling. Annual refresher training is recommended by the HSE.
19 January, 2015
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