Health & Safety and Manual Handling

Health and Safety – Working at Height

Keep safe working at height with our Health and Safety course.

With a high risk of accidents and incidents in this sector, it’s essential to have the correct procedures and training in place.

Our course will equip you to keep yourself and your colleagues safe when working at height.

The finer details:

This is a one-day training course. You’ll learn about the specific needs relating to Health and Safety when working at height and look at a variety of scenarios you may encounter in your workplace.

Our course promotes consistent, good health and safety practice. You’ll look at the legal obligations but be able to see their relevance to your working.  

You’ll receive a certificate of training when you have completed the course.

What will be covered?

The topics covered are:

  • An introduction to working safely when working at height
  • Health and safety regulatory frameworks
  • Working at height risk management
  • Causes and consequences of accidents when working at height
  • Safe use of ladders
  • Introduction to mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs)
  • Introduction to scaffolding
  • Heights and electricity
  • Working-at-height specific personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Creating an action plan for your workplace.
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Safe Lifting Techniques (with problem solving)

Lift items confidently without the risk of injury with our Safe Lifting Techniques course.

If you lift items once or repeatedly, using an incorrect technique could cause you injury.  It’s important to master the correct way to lift so you minimise the risk of injury.  Our course will give you the basics of correct lifting and also look at some practical problem solving when performing these tasks.

The finer details:

Our course covers lifting tasks, practical lifting, anatomy and physiology and practical problem solving and lifting aims.

It’s a one day training only course, with theory and practice. You’ll get a certificate when you have completed the course.

What will be covered?

By the end of the course, you’ll be able to:

  • State the principles of correct lifting technique to minimise risk of injuries
  • List the parts of your body that are at risk of injury due to poor handling techniques and understand muscle and disc injuries and how they occur
  • Lift carry and lower loads within your ‘personal capacity’ in such a way as to minimise the risk of injury and the efforts required
  • Observe improvement in your manual handling skills.
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Manual Handling Awareness

Know how to move items correctly with our concise course in Manual Handling Awareness and reduce risk of injury in your workplace.

It is important that manual handling is done correctly to avoid injury.  Taking our course will give you the practical knowledge you need to understand the risks involved if you handle items incorrectly.

The finer details:

This is a training only half day course. But in that time you’ll learn the basic skills of manual handling with background theory and practice. You’ll look at the types of injuries caused by incorrect handling and how to stay safe when performing tasks.

Course sessions:

  • Introduction to manual handling
  • Manual handling and the law
  • The musculoskeletal system
  • Mechanics of movement
  • Types of manual handling injuries
  • Risk assessment
  • Control measures for reducing the risks of harm
  • Principles of safer handling
  • Manual handling equipment.

When you’ve completed the course you’ll get a training certificate.

What will be covered?

By the end of our course you’ll be able to:

  • State the principles of safe lifting to minimise risk of injury
  • 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
  • Better recognise the you handle of manual handling and how to help reduce them in your workplace.
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Health and Safety for the Workplace

Master the basics of Health and Safety for the Workplace with our interactive course.

All of us must be on board with Health and Safety at Work. You’ll get up to date knowledge and information on our course that will support a variety of sectors.

The result will be that you can help maintain a strong health and safety culture in your workplace.

The finer details:

Our one-day training course will give you the grounding you need for your work environment.

Your employer will benefit from ensuring their practices, procedures, and people comply with health and safety legislation.

There will be a mixture of theory and practical sessions in aspects of health and safety at work and you’ll get a certificate of training when you complete the course.

What will be covered?

The topics covered are:

  • Health and Safety Regulatory Framework
  • Risk Management in the Workplace
  • Causes and consequences including accidents, ill-health, reporting, hazardous substances, drugs and alcohol, respiratory risks, vibration and noise, and getting help
  • Health and Safety collaboration and communication
  • Correct clothing and equipment
  • Manual handling operations
  • Signage
  • Fire and Electricity.
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Health and Safety – Agriculture and Horticulture

Support your land-based sector by developing your knowledge and understanding of health and safety within agriculture and horticulture.

The sector sees some of the highest numbers of accidents in the UK which can lead to serious and fatal injuries. Both children and adults are likely to be at risk in this sector and it’s critical that we all use good health and safety practices.

Take this short course as your first step to proceeding to accredited qualifications in health and safety at work.

The finer details:

This is a theory and practical based one-day course. You’ll receive a certificate of attendance when you’ve completed the training. There’s no assessment but you can consider taking a further course or recognised qualification.

You and your employer will benefit from ensuring practices, procedures and people comply with health and safety legislation and good practice.

What will be covered?

At the end of the course, you will:

  • Have an introduction to health and safety in agriculture and horticulture
  • Understand the fundamental principles of health and safety law, regulation and governance
  • Be able to identify, assess and mitigate hazards and risks in the workplace
  • Be able to identify and mitigate causes of accidents and near misses in the workplace
  • Understand the consequences of accidents and ill health in the workplace
  • Be able to carry out appropriate reporting
  • Know the significant risks and challenges when working at height
  • Know the principal dangers when working near overhead power lines
  • Know the principal dangers when working with or around mobile plant and vehicles
  • Be able to identify the correct personal protective equipment (PPE) for the job at hand
  • Understand the impact that children and the public may have on health and safety at work in agriculture and horticulture
  • Know the principal dangers when working with chainsaws
  • Understand how employers and employees must work together in partnership to ensure responsibilities are correctly fulfilled
  • Be able to assess and make lifts safely
  • Know the basic principles of fire prevention and fire safety in the workplace
  • Know the principal dangers when working with or around electricity
  • Recognise the meaning of key health and safety signage in the workplace and respond accordingly
  • Know the principal dangers when exposed to vibrating and noisy plant and machinery.
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