Manual Handling Course

IIRSM & CPD Approved

Manual Handling

Manual handling or to be accurate, incorrect manual handling, is one of the most common causes of injury at work. To try and combat manual handling problems, the Manual Handling Operations Regulations were introduced.

The Regulations lay out duties for both employees and employers. They give a general requirement that employees must be trained to manually handle correctly including the use of any equipment their employer provides to handle loads safely.

This course outlines exactly what constitutes manual handling and covers the regulations and legislation that apply to manual handling tasks. It then goes on to cover safe handling techniques and how to develop good habits in relation to manual handling. It finishes off by introducing some practical solutions and the use of mechanical aids.

Please note that this is an awareness course only, if your duties include manual handling you will also need further practical training, you can get in touch with us to arrange this.

Training your employees with our online system will go a long way to giving them greater awareness of the dangers that poor manual handling poses, as well as covering safe handling techniques, practical solutions to manual handling issues and the use of mechanical aids.

What does it cover?

This course covers the nationally approved syllabus and content for Manual Handling with additional content in supervisory skills. It includes the following content highlights:

  1. What is Manual Handling?
  2. Manual Handling Regulations
  3. Safe Handling
  4. Learning Safe Handling Habits
  5. Practical Manual Handling Solutions
  6. Use of Mechanical Aids

Access:

Recommended System Requirements

• Browser: Up to date web browser
• Video: Up to date video drivers
• Memory: 1Gb+ RAM
• Download Speed: Broadband (3Mb+)

Duration: 75 minutes (Note: This is based on the amount of video content shown and is rounded off. It does not account in any way for loading time or thinking time on the questions).

Features:

1. Appeals to all learning styles with interactive quizzes, video and audio features

2. Allows learners to work at their own pace, testing their knowledge as they progress through the course

3. Provides a very thorough resource for those with English as a Second Language

Assessment:

Self checks after each section of the course and an optional end of course multiple choice assessment*

Certification:

On successful completion, learners can download a certificate as evidence that they have passed the course