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Manual Handling Awareness Training

As a requirement of the Health and Safety at Work Etc. Act 1974 and subordinate legislation such as the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations, employers must ensure that their employees have the necessary skills, knowledge, training and experience to carry out their role.

The same applies to those delivering duties under the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations (CDM) in terms of Client, Principal Designer and Principal Contractor. Eurosafe UK can provide training programmes to ensure your workforce is trained in key health and safety modules, we can also develop and deliver bespoke training to suit your business needs. Manual handling still remains the leading cause of work related sickness absence in the UK.

Musculoskeletal disorders due to poor manual handling are most prevalent in the construction industry, manufacturing industry and the nursing profession. Musculoskeletal disorders are also a growing source of civil compensation claims as a significant amount of injuries lead to time off work and with the employee suffering a loss. A full recovery is not always made from a musculoskeletal injury. Employers have a duty to avoid hazardous manual handling and where manual handling cannot be eliminated the employer must provide training.Construction Training

Eurosafe UK have delivered manual handling awareness training for a number of years. The training is designed to give both employees and management awareness of the hazards associated with manual handling and suitable controls.

The modules covered during Manual Handling Training are:

  • Accident statistics associated with Manual Handling
  • Function of the spine
  • Anatomy and typical injuries from poor or repetitive manual handling
  • Biomechanics
  • Requirements of the Manual Handling Operations Regulations
  • Hierarchy of control under the Manual Handling Operations Regulations
  • Mechanical handling
  • Manual handling risk assessment
  • Kinetic handling techniques

We are able to provide this training either at your own premises or at our offices.

For more information about how Eurosafe UK can assist you, please contact our team on 01904 691515 or

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