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'Manual Handling for Assessors': HSL training course taking place in London next month

Taking place near Marble Arch, London, on 2nd December, the Government-run 'Manual Handling for Assessors' course will equip you with the knowledge to recognise, assess and reduce manual handling risks in your organisation.

It is suited to employers and employee representatives who intend to begin the process of manual handling risk assessment and control within their companies. It will also benefit those already involved in manual handling risk reduction who require more formal or in-depth training in this subject, including training in the use of specific manual handling assessment tools.

Manual handling is one of the main causes of musculoskeletal disorders (MSD), which are the second most common occupational injuries within the UK and make up nearly half of all work-related ill health seen by general practitioners are MSD related. The most recent Health & Safety Executive statistics on MSDs show a 20% increase in MSDs with 184,000 new cases (2013/14), around 80% of which are attributable to work conditions.

Prevention and control of work-related MSD's is a major priority and as such HSE has published a simple but effective risk assessment method called the MAC tool. This facilitates risk identification of key manual handling risk factors so that these can be eliminated or managed in the most cost effective way.

The course will cover:

* Principles of manual handling
* Understanding injuries
* Common types of injuries
* Legal aspects
* Key risk factors
* Manual handling risk assessment (MAC and L23)
* Pushing and pulling
* Control and reduction of risk
* Key principles of good handling techniques
* Case studies

A full programme and online booking form can be found on the Manual Handling for Assessors event page.

For further dates and additional information:

T: +44 (0)1298 218806
E: [email protected]
W: www.hsl.gov.uk

12th November 2015

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