The Health and Safety Regulations define manual….. handling as:
“…any transporting or supporting of a load (including the lifting, putting down, pushing, pulling, carrying or moving thereof) by hand or bodily force”.
The load can be an object, person or animal.
The MHOR 1992 set out a clear ranking of measures for dealing with risks from manual handling, these are:
First: avoid hazardous manual handling operations so far as is reasonably practicable; Second: assess any hazardous manual handling operations that cannot be avoided; and Third: reduce the risk of injury so far as is reasonably practicable.
FCS provide training for managers, supervisors and operators involved in manual handling activities to identify and reduce the risk associated with manual handling.
At FCS we are accredited by ITSSAR, the Independent Training Standards Scheme and Register, which is one of the best-known and longest established accreditors in the UK.
Your employees may be total novices, or experienced operators in need of a refresher. Our fully qualified and registered instructor-examiners will put together a structured programme tailored to the needs of your business. It will be designed to guide workers through the amount of practice and training they need before they take the written and practical assessments.
Our training covers:
Counterbalance forklift truck
Low, medium and high level order pickers
VNA (very narrow aisle) articulated truck
Rough terrain truck
Telescopic handler truck
Side loader truck
Vehicle mounted lift truck
Vehicle mounted hoist/crane
Front load shovel truck
Powered pallet trucks
Pendant crane and slinging
As well as an assessment of your operators, our experts can also provide advice on trucks and usage.
Training required by HSE
Novice operator training
Experienced operator training
Expert advice on forklift trucks and use
Full risk assessment of your site
Training to HSE requirements
Instructor-examiners fully ITSAAR registered
Are you thinking about the current situation with the forklift and mechanical handling operations in your business? Would you like some advice to clarify the situation? Call us on 01788 569 774 or contact us online and we’ll be pleased to help.
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WHERE WE ARE
Head Office :
FCS Training Academy
Swift Valley Industrial Estate