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Manual Handling


Did you know that manual handling injuries cost the UK an estimated 909,000 working days in 2013/14?

More than a quarter of all workplace accidents reported each year are associated with manual handling. And given the nature of their work, professional drivers are especially at risk. Learning a few key principles of effective manual handling and applying them properly can make a massive difference. This course aims to help your drivers to avoid contributing to these statistics in the future.

This is a 3½ hour course, which can be combined with any of our other 3½ hour modules to complete the required 7 hours of Driver CPC training.

The course includes:

  • What is Manual Handling?
  • Manual Handling and the Law
  • The Costs of Poor Manual Handling
  • The Health Hazards
  • Conducting a Manual Handling Risk Assessment
  • Safe Lifting Technique and Mechanical Handling Equipment
  • Practical Lifting 

Practical tips and legal frameworks

When it comes to manual handling, we believe it’s important that everyone involved has an understanding of both the employee and the employer’s obligations, so this course covers both aspects. Delegates will discuss how manual handling should be carried out and why the rules are in place, including:

  • The best ways to carry out manual handling operations, including some practical demonstrations and activities
  • Details of relevant Health & Safety and other legislation, risk assessment procedures and more

Choose the best Driver CPC training for your team

At Driver Hire Training, we believe that Driver CPC can and should be a genuinely worthwhile investment for your business.

All of our courses are engaging, interactive and delivered by trained professionals. We have now delivered more than 100,000 driver training days throughout the UK, earning exceptional driver satisfaction ratings. By choosing Driver Hire Training, not only are you helping your drivers to meet their legal obligations, you are also providing them with skills and knowledge that will make a real difference to your organisation. If you would like to know more about how we can help you, please click here to fill in the on-line form, alternatively you can call us FREE on  0808 178 9977

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