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Under the General Applications 2007(S.I. 299) manual handling of Loads is Defined as:
“Any transporting or supporting of a load by one or more employees and includes lifting, putting down, pushing, pulling, carrying or moving a load, which, by reason of its characteristics or of unfavorable ergonomic conditions, involves risk, particularly of back injury, to employees.”
If any task comes under this description, An employer must complete a Risk Assessment for the task in hand and provide Manual Handling Training
- Course Duration Approx 3 – 4 hrs
- Number of students Max 12