Manual Handling in Construction Course Overview

Construction has the highest rate of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). These are mostly back injuries from manual handling.

Every employer must make sure that anyone who is liable to perform manual handling activities during their normal work, or who supervises those employees, gets the correct level of information, instruction and training so that they can work safely and competently without risk to themselves or others.

The course is intended for those working in building management, the construction industry, and those who work with facilities-type contracts or within facilities functions.

During the day, you will develop an awareness of your responsibilities in principle and practice for safe manual handling in the construction sector.

Entry Requirements:

No previous health and safety training is required.

Course Delivery:

• Recognise the consequences of poor manual handling
• Identify typical manual handling tasks that are most problematic in the construction sector
• Consider relevant legislation and relate to a case study scenario
• Interpret the considerations required for the stages of kinetic lifting
• Demonstrate a kinetic manual handling procedure
• Explain and challenge a type of lift using kinetic manual handling procedures