Manual Lifting Safety

The goals of this course are to promote safety in manual lifting. They are:
  • to make the trainee fully aware of the potential dangers associated with lifting,
  • to show trainees how to avoid unnecessary stress on the back through the use of proper lifting techniques, and
  • to make each person aware of his or her physical limits in terms of the types and maximum weights of objects he or she can handle safely.
Course Contents:
  • “Warnings”: (Individual's Capacity, Weight of the Load, Lifting Position, etc...)
  • Basic biomechanics of lifting (how the weight of objects lifted is supported by the back)
  • Basic physiology and the effects of unskilled lifting on the body
  • Individual awareness of the body's strengths and weaknesses
  • Risk factors that increase the potential for back injury (work-specific and life-style-related)
  • Recommendations on how to improve life-style to reduce the potential for back injury (strength and fitness training, sleeping positions, etc...)
  • Handling skills (body mechanics, load-moment effects, etc...)
  • Handling aids (use of platforms, tables, steps, carts, etc...)
  • Lumbar belts (are they really necessary?)
  • Risk of injury associated with unskilled lifting

Course length: Up to 60 minutes


How can I get more information or register?

Once you have selected your subjects, please proceed to the Training Inquiry page and complete the online form, indicating the Courses and number of participants. One of our training staff, who will be glad to provide you with all the information you may require, will contact you.