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Auth Body Image Level 2 Award in Principles Manual Handling For The Construction Environment

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The Manual handling course will explain the inherent dangers of moving and handling, but more importantly it will show you how to perform the task with a minimum of risk as possible to keep you safe. There are no prerequisites to enrol on this course, but a health questionnaire will be given upon arrival to the training centre. This construction centred course includes a practical element catered to your specific working environment.


Module 1 - Reasons for Safe Manual Handling

  • Definition of Manual Handling

  • Causes of Musculoskeletal Injury

  • Preventing Musculoskeletal Injury

  • Function of the Spine

  • Manual Handling Key Legislation

  • Policies & Procedure

  • Ergonomics & Risk Assessment in Construction

  • Team Handling & Communication


Module 2 - Manual Handling Processes & Assessing Risk

  • Safer Handling of Loads

  • Formal and Dynamic Risk Assessments in Construction

  • Consideration of Other Factors

  • Handling Awkward Loads

  • Safe Storage of Inanimate Loads

  • Correct Working Posture

  • Safer Checks on Handling Equipment


No matter what type of work site you work at, you will at some time or another perform a task that requires the manual handling of an object. From a simple task like moving cement bags to moving heavy materials around the work site.


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