Training course: Manual handling and lifting techniques
Employees learn how to identify, reduce and prevent risks.
- Teach standard lifting techniques
- Teach participants about proper lifting techniques in company-specific situations and how to prevent injuries by choosing the method that places the least amount of stress on their body
- Fully comprehend the importance of correct posture, whether or not combined with lifting
How does it work?
- In-company training course
- 10-12 participants (maximum 15) per course
- Duration: ½-day training; max. 2-hour training session in the training room, the remaining time is spent ‘on the job’.
- The first part consists of a theory session in a quiet classroom and focuses on teaching participants about:
- the anatomy of the spine;
- the risk of lower back injuries due to manual handling of loads and using incorrect posture when lifting;
- correct posture to relieve spinal pressure;
- examples of standard lifting techniques.
- The theory part is taught in an interactive manner based on a PowerPoint presentation.
- The second part is more practical and is taught ‘on the job’ where possible:
- observation of employees during their day-to-day tasks
- together with employees, we identify the most appropriate manual handling and lifting techniques
- all participants are individually assessed and corrected
- For larger groups (more than 4 people), company-specific visual material can be incorporated in the PowerPoint presentation that is used throughout the training sessions.
- The agreed method of implementation is outlined in the standard or custom proposal.
- Employees know how to apply the learned techniques within their personal work context
- Reduce and prevent hazards and risks associated with manual handling and lifting
- Reduce the number of work-related (back) injuries and complaints
Contact us for a proposal.