MANUAL HANDLING TRAINING
Manual handling training courses across Ireland
Manual handling relates to the moving of items either by lifting, lowering, carrying, pushing or pulling. Injuries can be caused because of the amount of times you have to pick up or carry an item, the distance you are carrying it, the height you are picking it up from or putting it down at, and any twisting, bending, stretching or other awkward posture you may get in whilst doing a task.
Travelifts Manual Handling Training course ensures that your knowledge of good lifting technique is up to date, helping you to avoid injury at work.
Avoid the most common cause of injury at work
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). Manual handling injuries can occur almost anywhere in the workplace and heavy manual labour, awkward postures and previous or existing injury can increase the risk.
Work related manual handling injuries can have serious implications for both the employer and the person who has been injured, so it is essential therefore that employers manage the risks to their employees.