Manual handling, or to be more accurate, incorrect manual handling, is one of the most common causes of injury at the workplace. It means the transportation or supporting of cargo by hand or by using force from the body. To try and combat manual handling problems, the Manual Handling Operations Regulations were introduced. These Regulations lay out duties for both employees and their employers. They give a general requirement that all employees must be trained to manually handle items correctly, including the use of any equipment their employer provides for any and all 'activities' involving such.
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. The final portion of this course will introduce some practical solutions and the use of mechanical aids that can be used in your work environment.
IIRSM (International Institute of Risk & Safety Management) & CPD (Continuing Professional Development) Approved
Please note that this is an awareness course only. Health and safety is very important, and in order to carry out manual handling operations, you will also need further practical training to ensure the correct health and safety procedures are followed. You can get in touch with us to find the right training course to help you.
If you decide to train your employees with our course, it will go a long way to giving them greater awareness of the dangers that poor manual handling poses. As well as covering the topics of safe handling techniques, practical solutions to any issues, and the use of mechanical aids. Approval from the IIRSM (International Institute of Risk & Safety Management) means that this course meets the rigorous standards of this leading industry body. Our online training is flexible, efficient, and cost-effective, so any and all candidates can progress through the modules at their own pace, in their own time, making it easy to fit the training around their work and personal life.
Manual handling training online will take 75 minutes to complete (Note: This time is based on the amount of video content we will show and is rounded off. It does not take into account any loading time, time reading questions, or time spent answering questions etc).
Our course will cost £20 +vat.