Hot Tub Specific Manual Handling Training Course For Safe Handling
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Hot Tub Specific Manual Handling

Manual Handling Using a Dolly Trolley

Hot Tub Manual Handling (including basic manual handling)

The Hot Tub Manual Handling Course covers the essentials of hot tub manual handling and specific hot tub handling equipment. The course also incorporates basic manual handling principles and techniques.

 

The course is broken down into a lesson based presentation and practical demonstrations of safe hot tub handling including full training on the Spa Dolly range of equipment.

 

Upon completion of the training program, you will be able to safely demonstrate a range of methods of hot tub handling.

 

There are no experience requirements; new employees are eligible.

 

Did you know that one third of all workplace injuries are caused by heavy lifting?

 

In official terms it’s called ‘manual handling,’ because these accidents can occur at any stage; while you’re lifting, lowering, pushing, pulling or carrying something heavy.

 

The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) estimated that 1.6million working days were lost in 2012/13 to manual handling injuries, while the Labour Force Survey revealed the average time off work for the victims is 10.8 days.

 

Those statistics are significant enough for both workers and employers to take them seriously.

 

Proper training is vital when a job requires lifting, whether it involves machinery such as forklifts, hoists or conveyors, or is entirely by hand.

 

Your employer has a duty to provide it. If training is inadequate or absent, and you’re injured as a result, you could be entitled to compensation.

Regulations

As an employer you must comply with the risk assessment requirements set out in the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 as well as the requirement in the Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 (MHOR) to carry out a risk assessment on manual handling tasks.

 

If you are an employee, you must make full use of any safe system of manual handling your employer puts in place.

 

Why training matters

 

Training is a valuable preventative measure for ensuring that employees are able to perform daily tasks correctly and safely and is an effective way for companies to enforce safety regulations and practices. Employers have a legal obligation to provide the required staff training for any job, and this extends to educating employees in manual handling.

 

Manual handling training is about teaching your employees how to safely move heavy items either by lifting, carrying, lowering, pushing or pulling them.

 

It is essential training for all employees who may be faced with heavy lifting. Incorrect manual handling is one of the most common causes of injury at work, accounting for over a third of all workplace injuries.

 

It is within the best interests of employees and employers to carry out this kind of training to minimise the risk of injuries resulting in absences. According to Health and Safety Executive, 4.1 million working days were lost due to workplace injuries, which averaged 6.7 days per case in 2015.

 

What are the legal duties and obligations around manual handling training?

 

There are certain legal requirements related to manual handling included in the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 and the Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992.

 

All employers have a duty to avoid manual handling as far as reasonably practical if there is a risk of injury. If this is impossible, they must reduce the risk of injury as far as possible. This can be done through a detailed risk assessment and an understanding of safe manual handling.

 

What do manual handling courses entail?

 

The imperative course in manual handling aims to teach learners how to safely complete tasks where manual handling is required. It also covers the correct ways to lift to reduce the risk of injury by teaching learners how to identify and combat risks. All manual handling courses should teach employers how to:

 

  • Understand the reasons for safe manual handling
  • Understand how manual handling risk assessments contribute to improving health and safety
  • Understand the principles, types of equipment and testing requirements associated with manual handling safety
  • Be able to apply safe manual handling principles

 

What are the other benefits of manual handling training?

 

Not only will manual handling training help increase employees’ awareness of risks involved with lifting, employees will recognise that that their welfare is top priority, and the course will lead to less people taking time off work due to injury.

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  • This course will begin in early 2017. Register your interest now to be informed when course booking opens.