Manual Handling

Version: 1.0 06/06/2019

Introduction

This qualification is suitable for those wishing to develop knowledge and understanding in the safe use of moving and lifting in a construction or utilities environment. It is suitable for candidates who already work in the construction or utilities industries or candidates who want to work in construction or the utilities.

Performance Objectives

  • Be aware of parts of your body that are at risk of injury due to poor handling techniques and understand common injuries and how they occur
  • Recognise the risks of manual handling and how to help reduce them in your workplace
  • Take suitable safety measures before lifting to protect yourself and other people
  • Use approved lifting and handling techniques
  • Check that any equipment you need to use is fit for use
  • Use lifting and handling equipment in line with company guidelines and manufacturers’ instructions
  • Make sure that you understand your responsibilities when you ask others to help in lifting and handling operations
  • Know the principles of safe lifting to minimise risk of injury

Learning Outcomes

  • Be aware of parts of your body that are at risk of injury due to poor handling techniques and understand common injuries and how they occur
  • Recognise the risks of manual handling and how to help reduce them in your workplace
  • Take suitable safety measures before lifting to protect yourself and other people
  • Use approved lifting and handling techniques
  • Check that any equipment you need to use is fit for use
  • Use lifting and handling equipment in line with company guidelines and manufacturers’ instructions
  • Make sure that you understand your responsibilities when you ask others to help in lifting and handling operations
  • Know the principles of safe lifting to minimise risk of injury