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Manual Handling

This module provides the learner with the knowledge and skills to identify, recognise the need for, and adopt methods to control manual handling risks, thereby reducing the frequency of injuries.

This module can be used for both refresher training and initial training for personnel who carry out manual handling tasks.

There are no pre-requisite competencies for this unit.
3 Yearly as defined in the VESI Skills and Training Guideline
Summary of Content
  • Occupational Health & Safety Act 2004
  • Manual Handling Code of Practice 2000
  • Risk Assessment and Control
  • Effects of manual handling on the body
  • Factors resulting in manual handling injuries Ÿ Preventive back and neck care
  • Manual handling techniques Ÿ Control strategies
    • Work organisation
    • Job & task design
  • Local manual handling issues