Health and Safety / Manual Handling
CIEH (Chartered Institute of Environment Health) Level 3 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace
This qualification provides a thorough understanding of health and safety emphasising the importance of monitoring staff and using controls. Everyone working in a supervisory position should undertake such training as recommended through the (Health & Safety at work Act 1974)
This training will also detail the need for a structured management approach to health and safety and the key factors in implementing health and safety policy.
This type of training will ensure all accidents and illness which can result in disability, death or incapacity at work are identified through robust risk assessments and all risks minimised.
The supervisor is an ideal position to influence, monitor and train employees. They can also ensure that managers are informed, persuaded, encouraged into providing for better health and safety standards.
Key areas of learning will ensure all candidates will be able to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of the main concepts of health and safety
- Show awareness of the benefits of health and safety culture
- Explain the roles and responsibilities of individuals, supervisors and management in health and safety
- Demonstrate an understanding of health and safety control and improvement strategies available to supervisors
Manual handling relates to the moving of items either by lifting, .lowering, carrying, pushing or pulling, it is one of the most common causes of injury at work and causes over a third of all workplace injuries which include work related musculoskeletal disorders such as upper and lower limb pain / disorders, joint and repetitive strain injuries.
Manual handling injuries can occur almost anywhere in the work place and heavy manual labour, awkward postures and previous or existing injuries can also increase the risk. Todds leap offer a half day course though our in house trainers or a certified course on how to access risk of injury from manual handling and how to correctly handle goods on a daily basis in the work place.
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