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Manual Handling

AFAST - Manual HandlingThe Health & Safety Authority have identified that 36% of all work related accidents reported relate to Manual Handling.

Definition of Manual Handling
The transporting or supporting of any load by one or more employees, and includes lifting, putting down, pushing, pulling, carrying or moving a load, which by reason of it's characteristics or unfavourable ergonomic conditions, involves risk, particularly back injury to employees.

The Aim of the Course
Provide the candidate with the knowledge and various practical skills involved in Manual Handling

Objectives of the Course
Demonstrate the practices of Manual Handling and Lifting as described in the Health, Safety and Welfare at Work Act 2005 And General Applications Regulations 2007.

Who should attend?
All personnel who are at risk of injury through carrying out Manual Handling tasks as part of their work duties

AFAST believe that prevention is the key when it comes to Manual Handling.
This is helped by our training students to identify the risks by means of:

T - Identify the Task
I - Individual
L - Assess the Load
E - Know your Enviroment

Course lengths vary depending on the number of trainees.