How often is Manual Handling Training required?
The question of Manual Handling training frequency can appear to be a tricky one. Let’s say you have trained your team already, how often is manual handling training then required to be repeated?
The answer to this question really depends on various factors, including the risk profile of your business, the type and variability of your work, the frequency of manual handling activities and so forth.
A specific risk assessment for your business is the best way to determine a suitable frequency. With that said, there are some guidelines to follow in the absence of specific assessment…
Manual Handling Training Frequency
It is widely accepted that every two years is sufficient for classroom/site-based training.
Where there is significant manual handling risk in the business, it’s important that this includes an element of on-site, practical training integrated into your manual handling regime.
However, as a general rule of thumb, we normally advise our Client’s to include at least an annual theory-based training frequency for their staff, which covers the key principles of manual handing safely. This includes automatically enrolling new recruits onto the course!
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