By the end of the session the trainee should be familiar with:
the broad approach to dealing with manual handling hazards
the manual handling policy of the company and the part the trainee plays in this policy
the risk factors in manual handling
the basis of assessing manual handling risks.
The approach to manual handling risks as required by the MHOR is as follows.
Evaluation of the issue to see if a manual handling risk exists.
Avoidance of manual handling.
Assessment of resultant risks.
Reducing the risk of injury by taking an ergonomic approach.
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