Manual handling training – immediate learning, long-term effects!

Manual Handling Training Online

Manual handling training is essential for employers, department managers, and workers. Our online manual handling training course brings employers up to speed with requirements to protect their workforce from the effects of incorrect materials or equipment handling in the workplace. Employees will learn the reasons why correct manual handling is necessary, and how to make sure they and their colleagues protect their long-term musculo-skeletal health by applying the principles and practices of safe manual handling.

Manual Handling – IIRSM & CPD Approved

Manual handling training introduces musculo-skeletal function

This online manual handling training course is in-depth and very informative. It provides all the necessary training and information to organizations, enabling them to understand the legal requirements, to develop a more in-depth appreciation of the risks that are associated with manual handling as well as how to carry out a risk assessment for these tasks, and put in place and develop appropriate control measures within the workplace.

The course is visually engaging and is delivered in a tutor-led fashion by expert presenters using audio and visual means. Multiple choice questions and answers at the end of each module contribute to an overall score which can earn the candidate their certificate at the end of the course.

Manual handling, or to be accurate, incorrect manual handling, is one of the commonest causes of injury at work. To try to combat manual handling problems, the Manual Handling Operations Regulations (MHOR) were introduced. The Regulations lay out duties for both employees and employers. They impose a general requirement that employees must be given manual handling training, including how to correctly use any equipment their employer provides to handle loads safely.

The Safe-Assure course outlines exactly what constitutes manual handling and covers the legislation that applies to manual handling in the workplace. It then goes on to cover safe handling techniques and how to develop good handling habits. Finally there is an introduction to some practical solutions and the use of mechanical handling aids.

Key points

  • Developed by professionals
  • Approved by both the IIRSM and the CPD
  • High quality audio and visual content throughout
  • No time limits, is entirely online, and can be completed in more than one session
  • Makes clear what is involved in compliance with the UK’s Safety and Health Legislation
  • Duration of the course: Our online manual handling training course provides 75 minutes of tutor-led video training with interactive knowledge tests after each module. This does not include loading time or thinking time on the questions.
  • This is a very detailed essential awareness course. If your duties include significant manual handling tasks, your employer should also provide further practical instruction related to the specific tasks you are required to undertake.
Manual handling training assessments take into account the TILE acronym
  • Once you complete the course, your certificate will be available for you to download.
Who is the Manual Handling training course intended for?

The course is for workers and employees at all levels who carry out manual handling operations, including moving loads by pushing, lifting, pulling, lowering, maneuvering, transporting, or steadying of items using bodily force or by hand. Repetitive tasks such as loading or unloading conveyors and fly-press operation, or any other duties which might lead to such things as work-related upper limb disorders (WRULDs), al need to be considered in a manual handling context.

Types of personnel that are likely to need manual handling training include pretty well everyone at work – for example:

  • Factory and Warehouse workers
  • Building site and construction workers
  • Local Authority road workers
  • Baggage handlers
  • Office staff
  • Agricultural and farm workers
  • Delivery drivers

Course contents

Our manual handling training course consists of six modules:

  • What is Manual Handling?
  • The Manual Handling Regulations
  • Safe Handling
  • Learning Safe Handling Habits
  • Practical Manual Handling Solutions
  • Use of Mechanical Aids
Do you currently comply with the 1992 Manual Handling Operations Regulations?

The regulations require that all employees are provided with the necessary and sufficient training in manual handling by their employers. Manual handling should be avoided as much as is possible, wherever reasonably practicable. Where it can’t be avoided, other controls should be applied to reduce the risk. The priority for controls should always be as illustrated in the well known hierarchy of controls for health and safety.

Regulations 10 and 13 of the 1999 Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations (MHSWR), and section 2 of the 1974 Health and Safety at the Work Act (HASWA) require that employers always provide their staff, both temporary and permanent, with information, instruction and training about health and safety matters. On the ground, when necessary, this should be supplemented with specific training relevant to the task on hand, including any manual handling hazards involved, with preventative measures, as part of an overall plan to reduce the risks, as required by this legislation.

The certificate you receive on completion of the course does not expire. However, it is recommended by industry guidelines that you renew your certificate once yearly. The recommended date for renewal of your certificate will be printed on your certificate.

Manual handling training: aims

Once you complete the course, you will:

  • Have a better understating on manual handling and what it involves
  • Be able to talk about the most common courses of long-term damage and injury, as a direct result of bad techniques of manual handling
  • Have the sufficient knowledge to identify all the hazards associated with manual handling
  • Know how you should carry out correct risk assessment for manual handling
  • Understand what measures can be used and put into place as control measures that will reduce risk of injury and harm.
  • Practice the safest ways of handling loads in the workplace, understanding how to maintain a workplace environment that is safe at all times.
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Manual Handling Training