Manual Handling

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Duration | 45 minutes

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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 online will improve manual handling technique and reduce the risk of staff incurring an MSDs in the workplace.

COURSE OBJECTIVE | Reduce the risk of injuries due to poor manual handling techniques.

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 Accreditation

Manual Handling Accreditation

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

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Manual Handling Certificate



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.

Recommended Audience

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

Benefits of echo3education Manual Handling Training Online

| Study anywhere/anytime

| Complies with Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1999

| Complies with Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992

| Volume Discount.  Prices from £3

| Instant certificate and training records free

Applicable legislation?

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 our 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. | 0131 6618253


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