Manual Handling

Manual handling is one of the most common causes of injury at work and causes over a third of all workplace injuries which include work related Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs) such as upper and lower limb pain/disorders, joint and repetitive strain injuries.

Under the Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992, employers are required to take appropriate steps to reduce the risk of injury to employees – this includes suitable training

Common causes of accidents in the workplace include

  • Using faulty equipment
  • Using inappropriate equipment
  • Poor handling technique
  • Not ensuring the load is secure and stable
  • Poor storage
  • Excessive workload
  • Poor access
  • Attempting to lift heavy weights

ATN Delivers 2 Manual Handling Courses

  • Level 2 Award in Principles of Manual Handling (QCF)
  • Level 2 Award in Safe Moving and Handling (QCF)