Every day most of us will carry out some sort of manual handling operation as part of our normal work activities.
It may be a heavy lifting task such as a bricklayer working with heavy blocks, a care worker helping a patient get out of bed or even an office worker changing the bottle on the water cooler.
Every year, poor manual handling technique is responsible for thousands of accidents and injuries are in the workplace. These injuries often stay with the injured party for life.
Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 applies specific duties to employers and employees when transporting objects by bodily force. These include:
- Avoid, so far as is reasonably practicable their employees having to carry out manual handling likely to cause injury.
- Where that is not reasonably practicable , assess the risk to employees from the handling activities
- Put in place control measures to prevent such injuries
- Employers must provide Information instruction, training and supervision so far as is needed to ensure the health and safety of their employees
- Make full and proper use of the employers safe system of work
- Use lifting equipment and machinery in accordance with training and instruction given
- Report to the employer any situation or conditions in which they do not think safe handling can be achieved using the current Safe system of work.
This manual handling awareness course is designed to provide employers and employees with the necessary knowledge for managing the risks from manual handling, and to help in achieving compliance with the Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992. This course is designed for persons who carry out or supervise manual handling operations at work.
This course has 7 modules:
|Navigation and Course Introduction
|What is Manual Handling?
|Manual Handling Risk Factors
|Preventative Measures & Risk Assessment
|Carrying Out Safe Manual Handling
|Use of Mechanical Aids
|Summary & Final Assessment
This course has been accredited by the following bodies:
The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (ROSPA)
The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents promotes safety and the prevention of accidents at work, at leisure, on the road, in the home and through safety education.
How long does the course take?
The course takes roughly 1 - 2 hours to complete.
Do I need to sit the course all at once?
No - you can take the course at your own pace, able to resume whenever is convenient for you.
How can I prove I've completed this course?
Upon course completion you'll be able to download a certification proving your accomplishment. Furthermore, employers and other stakeholders can verify your certificate by entering the certificate reference number in our Certificate Check system.
We offer volume license pricing when purchasing 5 or more courses. These discounts are automatically applied when you add courses to your shopping basket.
|6 - 20
||12.5% (£19.25 each)
|21 - 50
||25% (£16.50 each)
|51 - 200
||37.5% (£13.75 each)
||50% (£11.00 each)
If you require a package of courses, or have specialised requirements, please contact us to speak to an adviser.