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Find out more about our key Health and Safety topics and course with our in depth FAQs.

Manual Handling FAQs

Is manual handling training a legal requirement?

Under the Manual Handling Regulations you are legally obliged to ensure all employees are trained and competent in manual handling if their responsibilities may include manual handling.

What are safe manual handling techniques?

Safe manual handling techniques include distributing the weight of the load evenly, positioning your feet correctly, keeping your back straight and bending at the knees.

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PAT Testing FAQs

What is PAT training?

PAT training is available in the form of a course which is designed to teach the basics of PAT testing for those who wish to understand the theoretical and practical aspects of PAT testing.

What does PAT Testing mean?

PAT testing is when an electrical item is assessed using PAT testing equipment to ensure it is safe to use with the sole aim to create a safe workplace. Once assessed, the item will be given a pass or a fail.

How to Carry Out Portable Appliance Testing (PAT)

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