​​Manual Handling

​​This course outlines exactly what constitutes manual handling and covers the regulations and legislation that apply to manual handling tasks.

It then goes on to cover safe handling techniques and how to develop good habits in relation to manual handling. It finishes off by introducing some practical solutions and the use of mechanical aids.

Important note: Please note that this is an awareness course only, if your duties include manual handling you will also need further practical training, you can get in touch with us to arrange this.

Duration: 1-2 hours

CPD Units: 2

Format: Video

Price:  £30 + VAT


Who Should Take This Course?

The manual handling course is aimed at employees at all levels who may undertake manual handling operations, including the transporting of a load of items by lifting, lowering, pushing, pulling, carrying, manoeuvring, steadying or transporting thereof by hand or by bodily force.

This includes, but is not limited to, professions such as:

  • Warehouse and factory staff
  • Heavy manual labourers
  • Construction and building site workers
  • Office workers
  • Delivery drivers
  • Agricultural workers

Course Description

Manual handling, or to be accurate, incorrect manual handling, is one of the most common causes of injury at work.

To try and combat manual handling problems, the Manual Handling Operations Regulations were introduced.

The Regulations lay out duties for both employees and employers. They give a general requirement that employees must be trained to manually handle correctly including the use of any equipment their employer provides to handle loads safely.

This course outlines exactly what constitutes manual handling and covers the regulations and legislation that apply to manual handling tasks. It then goes on to cover safe handling techniques and how to develop good habits in relation to manual handling.

It finishes off by introducing some practical solutions and the use of mechanical aids.

​Training your employees with our online system will go a long way to giving them greater awareness of the dangers that poor manual handling poses, as well as covering safe handling techniques, practical solutions to manual handling issues and the use of mechanical aids.

Certification

​On successful completion of the course you will be able to download a quality assured certificate​. This can be used to provide evidence for compliance and audit.

All of our courses are accredited by the CPD Certification Service as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.

This course is also approved by IIRSM, the ​International Institute of Risk & Safety Management, as providing quality and content-approved training.

​This certificate does not have an expiry date. However, based on industry best practice guidelines, the recommended renewal period for this training is 1 year. We will print this recommended renewal date on your certificate.

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Course Content

​Modules

​1. ​What is Manual Handling?

​2. ​Manual Handling Regulations

​3. ​Safe Handling

​4. ​Learning Safe Handling Habits

​5. Practical Manual Handling Solutions

​6. Use of Mechanical Aids

Aims of the Course

Upon completion of this course, you will:

  • Understand what is meant by manual handling.
  • Be able to explain the common causes of injury and potential long-term damages to health as a result of poor manual handling techniques.
  • Understand the legal responsibilities and the duties placed upon employers and employees.
  • Be able to identify manual handling hazards.
  • Understand how to carry out an effective manual handling risk assessment.
  • Understand the control measures that can be put in place to reduce the risk of harm.
  • Understand and practise the best way to handle loads to maintain a safe working environment.

Assessment

The online assessment is taken on completion of the training material. You will be asked a set of​ multiple choice questions with a pass mark of 75%. ​You will have up to six attempts for passing the assessment. 


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