Manual Handling For Operatives

Specialist training for construction, plant and machinery


Forde Training Services, Broxburn
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This course is available on the Forde Training Services website.


The Aim of the Course is to:

Provide the candidate with the knowledge and various practical skills involved in manual handling.

The Objective of the Course is to enable delegates to:

Demonstrate the practices of manual handling and lifting as described in the Approved Code of

Practice for Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 (as amended).

Who Should Attend The Course?

All personnel who are at risk of injury through carrying out manual handling tasks as part of their work duties.

Course Summary

Candidates will participate in theory lessons and practical demonstrations / exercises, all of which are highlighted by the use of OHP & Videos covering :

  • The Manual Handling Operations Regulations

  • Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 & other relevant legislation

  • Duties of Employers

  • Duties of Employees

  • Identifying the load

  • Anatomy of the Spine

  • Principles of good movement

  • Types & causes of injury

  • Practical application of lifting, pushing, pulling and carrying

  • Anatomy of the spine

Course Duration

Half a Day – Certification Forde Training Services Certification.

Eligible companies are able to claim grants for this training, which will pay for a substantial amount if not all of the training costs, as this course is CITB approved for grant purposes.

About Forde Training Services

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Forde Training Services provide construction plant and safety training to businesses and individuals throughout central Scotland.

We take the time to invest in our own staff and maintain a modern and up-to-date fleet of plant & equipment in order to achieve business excellence in pursuit of our vision.

Our goal is to reinforce our position as a market leader in specialist training in construction plant machinery in West Lothian. We provide first class service to our customers whether it is at our training facilities or at your place of work.

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