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Control measure

Correct manual handling techniques

TRAINING SPECIFICATION

Knowledge and understanding

Control measure element Learning outcome

Correct manual handling techniques

Understand:

  • The relevant regulations for health and safety at work, and manual handling
  • The safe system of manual handling provided by the service

Practical application

Control measure element Learning outcome

Consider the task, individual capabilities, load and environment (TILE) when carrying out risk assessments for manual handling

All personnel: Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Consider task, individual capabilities, load and environment (TILE) when undertaking manual handling tasks
  • Apply the safe system of manual handling provided by the service

 

All personnel should consider using machinery or other equipment to assist with manual handling

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Identify when additional resources, including machinery or other equipment, could assist with manual handling

Consider task rotation when personnel are carrying out manual handling tasks

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Manage team and task rotation if appropriate

Request additional or specialist resources to assist with manual handling tasks

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Request appropriate additional or specialist resources to assist with manual handling

Ensure personnel adopt the provided safe system of manual handling

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Ensure personnel are applying the safe system of manual handling provided by the service