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Title: The Importance of Training Manual Handling Train the Trainer

The Importance of Training Manual Handling
Train the Trainer
  • H S 09 Southern BSC Seminars
  • 24th 25th February

Frank Bayliss BSc, MSc, CMIOSH Health and Safety
Consultant Principal People
  • Over 1 million people a year suffer from
    work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) 
  • MSDs account for half of all work-related ill
  • Estimated 12.3 million working days lost, at a
    cost to society of 5.7 billion
  • Employers required by law to provide information
    and training.

Why is training being done?
  • Covers the managements obligations.
  • To provide a useful resource to train employees
    in the workplace.
  • It is cost effective.
  • Gives flexibility to employer.

What does the Law Require?
  • Background and previous case law
  • Is special training or information needed to
    enable the task to be done?
  • Sect 2 HSW Act Reg. 10 13 MHSW 1999
  • Employers to provide health and safety
    information and training.
  • Guidance MHOR
  • Supplement as necessary with more specific info.
    and training
  • On injury risks and prevention
  • No substitute for a safe system of work!

Risk of Injury
  • This will be increased if we do not have the the
    correct information or training to work safely

Training and information will not always ensure
safe handling
  • Safe as is reasonably practicable
  • Considering Task, Load, Work Environment and
    Individual Capability
  • Needs to suit individuals
  • Complement a safe system of work
  • Reinforce safe practice.
  • Employers Training must
  • Convey to employees how manual handling
    operations must be done to ensure their safety
  • Ensure trainer understands the message
  • Ensure trainer attains adequate competency, test
    knowledge and delivery.

What is good manual handling training?
  • Relevant to the workplace
  • Longer enough to cover information - 1 3 hours
  • Need to refresh at later date
  • Records, who, when what course content
  • Structured programme
  • Monitor effectiveness.
  • To include -
  • Risk factors how injuries are caused
  • How to carry out safe handling, including good
    handling techniques
  • Appropriate systems of work for the task
  • Use of mechanical aids
  • Practical work to allow the trainer to correct.

Summary of Legislative Message
  • Background and previous case law
  • Main emphasis of Regulations
  • Evaluate to eliminate handling aids risk
    assessments controls training information

The First Steps
  • Familiarity with manual handling issues.
  • Ask the delegates what they do?
  • Find out if risk assessments have been done?
  • Are there tasks that are unsafe?

Provide a solution!
  • Storage of boxes
  • Only safe to stack two high
  • Wanted to do three.

Where to Start Training?
  • Introduction to subject and set out objectives
  • Tell em what your going to tell 'em, tell 'em,
    and then tell 'em what you just told 'em
  • May not be for everyone
  • Preparation is the key
  • The training is a compromise
  • Need to introduce repetition, allow time to
    absorb and stimulate all the senses!
  • Review of videos.

Start to build up knowledge and confidence
  • Involve the audience at early stage
  • Identify manual handling activities
  • How to make the tasks less hazardous.

Body structure and injury causes
  • Explanation of how the body works and how
    injuries are caused
  • Use of a suitable prop to explain how back works,
    as has 50 of injuries
  • Disc Injuries, muscle, Upper Limb Disorders,
    fractures, hernias, burns, abrasions and cuts.

What is a good handling technique?
  • Planning the lift
  • Comfortable stance
  • Creating a stable base
  • Testing the load
  • Hand hold
  • Keeping the load close
  • Getting back straight
  • Breathing
  • Lifting with the legs
  • Avoid twisting

What is a good handling technique?
  • Its Childs Play

What is a good handling technique?
  • palma grip

Risk Assessment
  • Identify risk factors
  • HSE Assessment Checklist
  • Video sequence to identify hazards, rating and
  • Role of assessor to look for solutions that
    satisfy as far as is reasonably practicable
  • HSE Manual Handling Assessment Chart (MAC) -

Initiating and Developing Risk Reduction Measures
  • Risk factors created by the - task, the load,
    working environment and individual capability
  • Affect on body and risk created
  • Options on risk reduction measures
  • Giving workplace examples
  • For role as a risk assessor and or trainer.

Practical Lifting Techniques
  • What is learning?
  • Communication
  • Presentation skills
  • Demonstration of a Practical Lift
  • Explanation of how the back works and how
    injuries are caused
  • Review and group feedback
  • Knowledge assessment.

What is Learning?
  • Things we do in our everyday lives are possible
    as weve learnt basic skills
  • Learning for a new job or exam
  • Need motivation
  • Cant see the learning process.
  • Difference between a person with 20 years
    experience and someone with one years experience,
    repeated 20 times is that the former has
  • Its a cycle The Learning Cycle.

Overcoming Communication Barriers
  • Establish credibility
  • Adjust to world of receiver - tailor language,
    awareness of message interpretation
  • Use feedback
  • Use direct, simple language
  • Suit actions to words
  • Use different channels
  • Develop communication skills.

Presentation Skills
  • Skills in running a training session
  • Develop presentation skills
  • Effective talks What is said? How it is
  • Establishing and organising content
  • Setting up a practical demonstration
  • Questioning techniques
  • Listening techniques.

Do and Donts
  • Have the key points been made into a logical
  • How much can be absorbed in time available?
  • Will there be a summary of information?
  • Handling delegates reaction
  • How to present - speech, use notes or by

Conclusion to Training
  • Trainees require understanding knowledge of
  • The law and what is manual handling
  • How the body works and how injuries are caused
  • The basic lifting technique
  • The risk assessment process
  • How to identify good lifting techniques
  • Initiating and developing risk reduction
  • How to present the message!

End of Talk
  • Thank you for your attention
  • Any questions?

Frank Bayliss BSc, MSc, CMIOSH Health and Safety
Consultant Principal People Tel 01932
568344 Mobile Tel 07798936561