Manual Handling & Dental Ergonomics
The Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992, Regulation 4, states ‘Each employer shall take appropriate steps to reduce the risk of injury to those employees arising out of their undertaking any such manual handling operations to the lowest level reasonably practicable’.
The Management of Health and Safety at Work etc. Act states that every employer must take suitable and sufficient assessment of the risks to health and safety of their employees.
Why do I need to do this course?
HSE reports that until recently accidents caused by manual handling were the largest cause of over three day absences.
Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 Helped to reduce the number however the figure still rises above 50% within the
How long will this course take?
Our course takes approximately 2 hours and you will earn verifiable CPD.
What is covered in this course?
- Manual Handling regulations, advise and techniques
- Employers legal responsibilities
- Identifying potential risks and hazards
- Control measures to prevent or reduce injury and damage
- Ergonomic issues in dental practice
- Correct arrangement of VDU equipment
- Exercises to assist in stretching and strengthening muscles
How much does this course cost?
For a DBG member the course is £220 + VAT for up to 15 delegates
For a non-DBG member the course is £320 + VAT for up to 15 delegates
Any additional delegates are £10 each up to a maximum of 20.
In the UK there are nearly 5 million days absenteeism lost each year due to back problems and on average 19 days off work for each absentee. 50% of all injuries are to the back and 73% as a result of a strain or sprain.