NPORS Manual Handling (N704)

Keith Rea
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This NPORS accredited manual handling training course is a superb way to show your staff how to lift safely in a high impact 3 hour course. Once your staff have attended this manual handling training course, they will know have to look after their back properly and your business will be protected from the cost of absenteeism and litigation.

NPORS Manual Handling (N704) Course Content

To provide knowledge and understanding in the following areas:

  • Have a basic understanding of the industry, the dangers of working in the industry and their responsibilities as an operative
  • State the definition of manual handling, the main causes of manual handling injuries and the reasons for manual handling training
  • Describe the function and shape of the human spine
  • Describe the function of the intervertebral discs
  • Understand the effects of static loading and the risks involved in team lifting
  • Demonstrate an understanding of formal and dynamic risk assessment
  • Identify and maintain PPE appropriate for manual handling operations
  • Conduct all necessary safety checks at the work area
  • Describe and demonstrate safe handling techniques

Entry Requirements

For learners that require the ‘HS&E TESTED Logo’ displayed on their card they must have passed the CITB Operatives Health, Safety and Environment Test within the last 2 years.