Enter this immersive virtual reality manual handling course, a revolutionary solution designed to equip employees with the knowledge and skills needed to perform manual handling tasks safely. The course delves into the intricacies of which musculoskeletal systems are most vulnerable, introduces the Hierarchy of Controls as a powerful risk management tool, and trains participants to recognise and effectively mitigate dangerous manual handling scenarios. With the potential to substantially reduce workplace injuries and their far-reaching ramifications, this course is the key to ensuring a healthier, more productive workforce. After participating in this course, individuals will have:
- Comprehensive Risk Awareness: Gain an in-depth understanding of the hazards and musculoskeletal disorders linked to incorrect manual handling, with a specific focus on the high-risk area of back injuries.
- Mastery of Hierarchy of Controls: Learn to apply the Hierarchy of Controls as a powerful tool for hazard elimination or reduction in manual handling tasks. This includes strategies such as elimination, substitution, engineering controls, administrative procedures, and the effective use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
- Effective Planning Techniques: Develop the knowledge and skills needed to strategically plan manual handling tasks. This involves considering various factors like task location, equipment availability, load weight, load stability, and knowing when to seek guidance from supervisors.
- Safe Lifting Proficiency: Acquire the competence to perform safe lifting techniques. This encompasses maintaining a proper posture with a straight back, employing leg strength for lifting, positioning feet at the width of the load, and avoiding detrimental twisting of the back.
- Hazards Recognition: Sharpen your ability to identify improper manual handling practices within a workplace context. Not only will you recognise these hazards, but you will also be equipped to assess and propose effective control measures to ensure the adoption of safer manual handling practices.