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Proper Lifting Techniques at Work

The Principles of Safe Lifting and Carrying

Material handling occurs in one way or another in every department of every business on every working day – it is not surprising that accidents and injuries resulting from incorrect manual handling techniques comprise the largest group of occupational hazards that result in lost time.

It is important to understand that of all the manual handling activities that put people at risk, lifting and carrying of objects accounts for 75% of all manual handling accidents and injuries.

Proper lifting techniques at work and and understanding of the principles of correct lifting and carrying must therefore be an important part of any manual handling training program.

About the course:

This safe lifting techniques and principles in the workplace program covers the following:

  • Anatomy and physiology of the neck and back
  • Types of injuries – muscle-ligament and disc
  • Steps to safe lifting – types of lifting techniques
  • Team lifting
  • Physical characteristics of loads
  • Working conditions
  • Personal limitations of personnel involved in manual handling tasks

Who it’s for:

This program has been produced with the general workforce in mind, however, because the principles remain unchanged, regardless of the location, it is a program suitable for a wide audience.

Video Running Time:
13 minutes

Course Contents

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Safety Training Video

On-demand safety video accompanied by supplemental material to form a complete safety video training program.

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Facilitator's Guide

Accompanying documentation includes facilitator’s framework, video transcript, exercises and a multiple-choice assessment questionnaire.

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Safety Assessment

Course includes a 10-part multiple-choice safety quiz. Participants can take the assessment as is, or the questions can be modified to suit your requirements.

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Course Certificate

Participants can print a completion certificate and training progress is stored centrally in Safetyhub to track your participant engagement KPI.

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