Manual Handling Awareness

It is estimated that one-third of workplace accidents that result in lost time is a direct result of manual handling activities. This online course will go a long way to give you a greater awareness of the dangers that hazardous manual handling possess, as well as covering safe handling techniques, practical solutions to manual handling issues and the use of mechanical aids.

Platform Features

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Mobile friendly


Full Training Records

Digital Certificate

Closed Captions

This course is available to purchase either via our Pay As You Go Plan, or is included in our Basic and Premium Subscription Plans.

Who should take this course?

The manual handling course is aimed at employees at all levels who may undertake manual handling operations, including the transporting of a load of items by lifting, lowering, pushing, pulling, carrying, manoeuvring, steadying or transporting thereof by hand or by bodily force. This includes, but is not limited to, professions such as:

  • Delivery drivers
  • Warehouse and factory staff
  • Heavy manual labourers
  • Construction and building site workers
  • Office workers
  • Agricultural workers
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What you will learn

Module Description
Legislation In this lesson we discuss the relevant regulations surrounding manual handling in the workplace. Topics covered include the key requirements of the regulations, the employers duty of care to the employee, and the employees duties under the regulations.
The Musculoskeletal System In this lesson we will discuss how the back works, how it can get injured and how to prevent these injuries. At the end of this lesson learners should be able to state the function , composition and characteristics of the main components of the spinal column and explain the relevance of these characteristics to manual handling.
Ergonomics In this lesson we will discuss ergonomics. Ergonomics is the relationship between the worker and the job and focuses on the design of work areas or work tasks to improve job performance.
Risk Assesment In this lesson we are going to discuss a procedure you can use to assess and reduce the risk of a manual handling tasks.
Mechanical Equipment In this lesson we will discuss some of the mechanical equipment that can be used to assist in manual handling tasks. We will look at some of the limits of the equipment and investigate their pros and cons.
Health and Fitness In this lesson we are going to discuss the how your health and fitness can effect your manual handling ability. We will also look at some simple things that you can do that will improve your general health and fitness level.
Safe Handling Techniques In this lesson we discuss the basic principles of manual handling. We will also discuss some techniques that will ensure safe manual handling of loads.
Certification Quiz When you have completed all the lessons in the course, you can take this test to achieve certification for Manual Handling Theory.

Course Details

Title: Manual Handling Awareness

Duration: 60 minutes

Languages: English, Polish, Romanian, Russian

Certification: Digital Certificate

Cost: £ per person





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