The simple act of moving and lifting causes numerous avoidable injuries at work and home every year. If you regularly perform any kind of manual work in your job, or you are an employer with a workforce that does so, you need to know the safest way to perform Manual Handling.
This Manual Handling Training course is for everyone who encounters some form of repetitive or heavy labour in their workplace. It also explains the health and safety conditions needed in every environment. Each training module will cover the significant issues regarding manual handling; including the legalities, risks, and possible injuries.
By the end of this course, you will have more of an understanding of how to protect yourself and others in the workplace, and avoid unnecessary risks with physical tasks. You will know simple techniques and postures to perform your job safely and efficiently.
Who should take the course
This informative course is perfect for anyone who works in an environment where manual work is common, such as:
- Warehouse workers
- Factory workers
- Office workers
- Shop assistants
- Employers of any sized workforce
Once you’ve successfully completed your course, you will immediately be sent a digital certificate. Also, you can have your printed certificate delivered by post (shipping cost £3.99). All of our courses are fully accredited, providing you with up-to-date skills and knowledge and helping you to become more competent and effective in your chosen field. Our certifications have no expiry dates, although we do recommend that you renew them every 12 months.
By the end of the course learners will be able to demonstrate that they can:
At the end of the course, there will be an online assessment, which you will need to pass to complete the course. Answers are marked instantly and automatically, allowing you to know straight away whether you have passed. If you haven’t, there’s no limit on the number of times you can take the final exam. All this is included in the one-time fee you paid for the course itself.
In module one, we get the ball rolling by defining what we mean by manual handling. We discuss different ways that we may handle items manually in the workplace and what tasks fall into the umbrella of ‘manual handling’. We also take a look at what risks are associated with manual handling. Along with why there’s such a ‘fuss’ about this issue. Finally, we take a look at the surprisingly easy to understand legislation surrounding manual handling and what authorities are in place to help you stay safe in your workplace.
Module two starts to become more specific, and in this module, the focus of our attention is what types of injuries we might experience as a result of manual handling. We also look at why it’s so important to be able to notice these injuries in yourself or others.
In this module, which is another focused module, we take a look at risk assessments in depth. The learner will discover the critical role that risk assessments play not just in managing health and safety risks but in managing all risks.
A big part of risk management is to control and reduce the risks involved, and this is the focus of this module. We learn systems for reducing and controlling risk. What to do in some everyday situations and ways that we may manage the risk such as using Personal Protective Equipment, and practising safe manual handling protocols.
In the final module, we take a more in-depth look into many of the techniques used to help the learner to practice manual handling safely. We will focus on each different type of lift you may need to do in the workplace and give you a step by step guide on how to handle that load safely.