£6.67 (inc. VAT)
Duration | 45 minutes
Manual Handling Training Online | In the UK (16/17) 31.2 million working days were lost due illness or injury. Of this total, almost a third where due to musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). The main cause of MSDs in the workplace is incorrect manual handling.
Effective Manual Handling training improves manual handling technique thereby reducing the risk of staff incurring an injury in the workplace.
Manual Handling Course Objective
Reduce the number injuries to staff that result from poor manual handling technique and reduce the risk chronic back pain from repetitive lifts.
On completion of this course you will know…
| Basic physiology of the human body and subsequently how manual handling injuries occur
| The most common causes of manual handling injuries
| How to undertake a manual handling risk assessment
| Ability to identify symptoms of manual handling injuries
| How to conduct safe lifts, including; team lifts, pushing & pulling, lifting from heights
| How to use common mechanical aids
Manual Handling Course Content
Section 1 | Introduction
What is manual handling, Risks of poor manual handling practices, Duties of employer, Duties of employee
Section 2 | Physical Concerns
Understand the musculoskeletal system, Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs), Preventing MSDs
Section 3 | Risk Assessment
What is a risk assessment, Use of the tile template, Action plan for risk assessment, Good housekeeping for safety
Section 4 | Safe Lifting Techniques
For carrying, For lifting, Lifting from height, Advantages of pushing, Conducting a team lift
On successful completion of this Manual Handling course online, candidates are emailed their echo3education completion certificate. This requires an 80% pass mark in the final 20 question assessment
The final assessment can be retaken as often as required. A posted version of the certificate can be purchased here.
Mandatory: Any employee who is tasked with lifting or carrying in their role.
Recommended: Managers and supervisors who oversee employees involved in lifting and carrying activities
What is included with this Manual Handling Training Online?
| Option to study anywhere with an internet connection
| Complies with Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1999
| Complies with Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992
| Instant emailed certificate on successful completion of the final quiz
Employers must comply with the Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992, as amended by the Health and Safety (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2002.
The Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 place legal obligations onto employers in a hierarchy.
- First: So far as is reasonably practicable avoid hazardous manual handling operations
- Second : Assess any hazardous manual handling operations that cannot be avoided
- Third: Reduce the risk of injury, so far as is reasonably practicable, in manual handling operations that cannot be avoided.
Practically speaking most business cannot eliminate all manual handling activities. This Manual Handling online training course presents a reasonably practical option by effecting risk reduction through education.
[External Link: Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992]
Is this Manual Handling Course right for your business?
Every business has a moral, financial and legal obligation to protect staff from all workplace hazards they are exposed to.
Statistically, manual handling injuries carry a high financial risk. The average MSD results in 17 lost work days (2016/17).
The employers legal obligation (To reduce the risk of injury, so far as is reasonably practicable”) varies in its practical requirement from company to company and role to role – but consider these factors.
- the amount of times colleagues have to pick up or carry an item;
- the distance items need carried;
- the height from which they are picking up from or put down to;
- and any twisting, bending stretching or other awkward postures that are required.
If an employee conducts unavoidable lifts and contributing factor exists then this course is a sensible option for your staff.
Unlike most manual courses this course not only presents correct lifting techniques it also provides foundation knowledge on the human physiology so staff can easily visualise the physical ill effects of poor lifting techniques.