Manual Handling Training

Training Express Limited
Course summary
5 hours
20 GBP excl. VAT
Part time
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e-learning / Online / Distance

Course description

Manual Handling Training

Manual handling is said to be the main causes of work-related musculoskeletal disorders in the workplace, accounting for over a third of workplace accidents. The Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 (as amended in 2002) requires that all employers train their staff how to handle manuals correctly and safely, to prevent any risks of injury.

This Manual Handling Training Course trains you how to work in compliance with UK health and safety legislation; from ensuring correct control measures are in place, to handling techniques and how to undergo a risk assessment. This course particularly applies to warehouse and factory staff, manual labourers, delivery drivers, construction workers and farmhands.

Section 2 of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and regulations 10 and 13 of the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 require managers and supervisors to provide their employees with health and safety training. This expert audio visual course will give you the fundamental knowledge you need to look after your staff and help maintain an injury-free workplace. Enrol today and get instant results.

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Suitability - Who should attend?

This Manual Handling Training is suitable for all levels of employees who engage in manual handling operations, including the lifting, pulling, pushing, and transportation of a load. This course will be perfect for the following professions:

  • Warehouse and factory staff
  • Delivery drivers
  • Heavy manual labourers
  • Construction and building site workers
  • Office workers
  • Farmhands

Training Course Content

The course is divided into 5 accessible, interactive modules and includes an assessment at the end.

Manual Handling Risk Assessments

Manual handling and work - related accidents, course contents, manual handling accidents, musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs), correct posture, the manual handling operations regulations 1992, employer's responsibilities, labelling of loads, training and instruction, employee duties, HSE online guidance.

Identifying the Manual Handling Risks

Identifying manual handling risks, ten steps to safe manual handling, Identifying risks in manual handling, types of injury from manual handling, Non - MSD injuries , the riskiest occupation, the musculoskeletal system, basic mechanics of human movement, force of movement, factors which contribute to the risk of injury.

Manual Handling Risk Assessments

What is a risk assessment, definitions of terms in an official risk assessment, identify the hazards, the TILE method, other methods of identifying hazards, hazards of the load itself, hazards in the working environment, deciding who might be harmed and how, evaluating the risks and deciding on precautions, controlling the level of risk, record the findings and implement them, monitor and review the assessment and update it if necessary, controlling and reducing the risks of manual handling.

Controlling and Reducing Risks of Manual Handling

How to prepare a manual handling operation, a hierarchy of control measures, limitations of the individual, how to avoid manual handling, ways to avoid manual handling, how to reduce risk, PPE (personal protective equipment), how to reduce risks from team handling.

Manual Handling Techniques

Manual handling techniques, manual handling lifting techniques, lifting from low levels, thinking about the lift, adopting a stable position, ensuring you have a good lifting technique, lowering a load from a height, carrying a load, pushing and pulling a load, the practicalities of pushing and pulling, risk assessments for pushing and pulling, team handling.

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Training Express Limited

Training Express Limited

The Training Express is a group of experts who work across the United Kingdom, delivering high quality certification and training to British businesses and individuals looking to better themselves. We work in various disciplines and industries, with our primary point...

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Average rating 5

Based on 3 reviews

Great course that will be of significant interest if you currently work in the field or have ambitions to do so. Questions in the final exam are very helpful or informative. Overall it’s very practical course.
I got more than what I was looking for! The easy to follow and descriptive modules on risk assessments and control gave me a complete view on hazards evaluation. Thanks for the simple and sufficient presentations that made me feel ease throughout the course.
Great to learn all of the amazing handling techniques. The descriptions and images made it easy for me to know how the techniques work. Thanks
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