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For NPORS CSCS Route the candidate must have passed a valid CITB Health, Safety and Environment Test for operatives (OPS) within the last two years

NPORS Manual Handling Course Objectives

It is envisaged that by the end of this course of training the learner will be able to answer questions on and perform the following:

Have a basic understanding of the industry, the dangers of working in the industry and their responsibilities as an operative

State the definition of manual handling, the main causes of manual handling injuries and the reasons for manual handling training

Describe the function and shape of the human spine

Describe the function of the intervertebral discs

Understand the effects of static loading and the risks involved in team lifting

Demonstrate an understanding of formal and dynamic risk assessment

Identify and maintain PPE appropriate for manual handling operations

Conduct all necessary safety checks at the work area

Describe and demonstrate safe handling techniques and mechanical aids