Kentra can provide a Manual Handling Instructor training course, which is registered by ourselves.
Ratio 6 candidates: 1 Instructor, Duration: 3 Days
To ensure candidates have the relevant knowledge to develop and deliver a suitable training syllabus to their staff
A good instructor should have –
Attended and passed an accredited operator course, and have at least 2 years operating experience.
Have the ability to adapt his/her approach to suit the needs of different trainees.
Be able to communicate effectively. Be able to lead and control.
Instructors should be reassessed periodically as appropriate.
Introduction, Job descriptions and the environment, Rationale behind course and objectives – WHY TRAIN, Benefits and requirements of training, Brief history of H&S legislation, Statistics, Limbs at risk, Cost of accidents to the employee and the employer, Legal requirements, European legislation, Duties of employer, Duties of employee. Staff, self employed, visitors and contractors, The Spine Structure and use, and other limbs.
Muscles, tendons and ligaments, Static and dynamic movement, The kinetics and ergonomics of lifting and transporting, The kinetics and ergonomics of pushing and pulling, Top heavy bending,
Assessing the task, Good and bad body movements, Individual capabilities – Age and sex, Occupational health and Environmental factors.Good housekeeping, Keeping records, hazards and risks and Manual handling awareness and responsibilities
Risk assessment general and manual handling, Location and position of loads, Reorganisation of workplace, Racking and stacking – good practice, Different loads, Team lifting,
Fitness, and Accident prevention
A room for the theory session and a safe area for the practical session.
Certification & Validation
Candidates successfully completing this course will receive the following:
Kentra validation and plastic ID card for Manual Handling Instructor training course