Manual handling is a core element of the construction industry. Lifting, carrying, pushing, or pulling heavy objects are all regular tasks for construction workers. However if these tasks aren’t done correctly, the physical demands can put worker safety at serious risk. This is where the crucial role of manual handling training comes into play. Our Manual Handling courses at Acadame help to significantly improve workplace safety, decreasing injuries, and boosting overall productivity. In this blog we will delve further into some of the reasons that appropriate manual handling is a must for your workers.
Within the construction sector, injuries resulting from manual handling tasks are a significant concern. Injuries caused by improper manual handling can lead to musculoskeletal problems, strains, sprains, and other health issues. Through comprehensive training, workers can become proficient in proper lifting methods, body mechanics, and risk assessment techniques. This equips them with the knowledge to efficiently manage loads. Ultimately relieving physical strain and decreasing the likelihood of injuries. Manual Handling training helps to enlighten workers about the potential hazards which come alongside lifting and transporting heavy and/or hazardous objects while on site. By being able to identify situations which could be precarious, such as awkward or incorrect posture, uneven terrains, or unstable items, employees are equipped with the knowledge to make informed decisions and take precautionary measures and preventive action.
The construction industry operates under rigorous regulations and guidelines governing occupational health and safety. Compliance with regulations not only shields businesses from penalties but highlights their dedication to safeguarding their workers. Our Manual Handling training adheres to Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 (MHOR) to assure your organisation is working safely and legally.
Using correct manual handling methods goes beyond just avoiding injuries, it also works to make operations smoother. Workers who are well-trained can carry out tasks more skilfully, which means less time lost due to injuries. As a result projects stay on track, costs go down, and overall productivity goes up, as well as creating a positive work environment where employees feel valued, safe, and supported.
To find out more about our Manual Handling Training courses and how we can help your organisation, get in touch with our team on 0330 1242165 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.