Foundation Load Handling

In Ilkeston

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Typology Short course
Location Ilkeston
Duration 1 Day
  • Short course
  • Ilkeston
  • Duration:
    1 Day

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Where and when



Ilkeston (Derbyshire)
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Hme House, Cotmanhay Road, DE7 8HU


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Course programme

Foundation Course - Load Handling

Duration - 1 day or ½ day

The course has been designed to give participants the basic skills necessary to ensure their own safety and that of others when moving and handling loads at work. It has been designed in a modular format to meet the needs of different staff groups. Modules A and B are suitable for staff who only handle inanimate objects.

A variety of teaching methods are used including groupwork, discussion, demonstration and practise of handling activities. A comprehensive handbook is provided and a personal moving and handling training record completed that may be used as evidence of continuous professional development.

Content includes:

· Module A - Legislation and employers policy, ergonomics and risk assessment, structure and function of the spine, causes of injury, principles of safer moving and handling

· Module B - Load handling, posture care and fitness

Depending on the training needs analysis the course may be delivered as a ½ or 1 day programme.

Practical activities covered can be tailored to particular work settings e.g. office environments, catering, portering, stores, housekeepers, domestics.

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