Manual Handling Safety at Work Training Course

Manual Handling Safety at Work

Approximately 27 million working days were lost due to work-related illness or workplace injury during 2012. Some of these are injuries and illnesses that can be easily avoided. This short, auto-marked programme will give you the knowledge you need to understand those risks and how to control and act upon any likely hazards.

A great addition to your CV to show your commitment to health and safety at work, this is also beneficial for general knowledge. Completed online with auto-marked assessments, this programme can be completed in your own time.

Manual Handling Safety at Work course content

This course is split into manageable sections. These are:

Section 1: The reasons for safe manual handling

This section will cover any ill health associated with incorrect manual handling, the employers' and employees' duties and the possible consequences for non-compliance with health and safety requirements.

Section 2: How manual handling risk assessments contribute to health and safety

Learners will understand the hazards and risks in manual handling work, the process of manual handling risk assessments and the principles of the risk control hierarchy for manual handling.

Section 3: Principles, equipment and testing requirements for manual handling safety

In this section, the learner will understand the principles of safe movement for manual handling identify the types of equipment for manual handling tasks and learn the requirements for testing, servicing and examination of manual handling and lifting equipment.

Section 4: Applying safe manual handling principles

This section will demonstrate efficient and safe manual handling principles, which covers moving a load manually on your own, good handling techniques and using manual handling aids and equipment.

Who is the Manual Handling Safety at Work course aimed at?

This course is ideal for people who manually lift objects as part of their everyday work; labours, builders, distribution workers, order pickers etc.

What kind of Manual Handling Safety at Work courses are available?

Many companies during their induction progress for new employees will highlight the safety issues associated with the role. This course is also offered by The Skills Network an dis 100% online based.

Course Duration

This course will typically take 2 - 3 hours to complete online.

After completing the Manual Handling Safety at Work course

This course is a great addition to your CV. It will show current and future employers that you respect the risks and safety aspects of manual lifting and that you understand the duties required for certain manual jobs.

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