Online Manual Handling Training
The Manual Handling Training Course provides the necessary information and training
for organisations to comply with the Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992.
- Developed by Health & Safety Professionals
- High Quality Training Experience
- Fully Online Course, Instant Access
- High Quality Certificate posted the next working day
Who Should Take This Manual Handling Training Course?
The manual handling course is aimed at all levels of employees who may undertake
manual handling operations.
Manual handling accidents account for more than a third of all accidents reported
each year to the enforcing authorities. It is estimated that in excess of 500,000
people in Great Britain suffer from a musculoskeletal disorder (MSD) mainly affecting
the upper limbs or neck that was caused, or made worse, by their current or past
After carrying out a risk assessment, the employer must take appropriate steps to
reduce the risks of injury from manual handling. Developed by a leading British
Safety Council member with over 30 years’ experience as a health and safety professional,
High Speed Training offers an online Manual Handling Awareness Course specifically
designed to provide the relevant information and training that will ensure the good
practice that will minimise the risk from manual handling injuries.
On successful completion of the course a high quality, personalised
certificate will be posted to you the next working day. This can be used to provide
evidence for compliance and audit.
All of our courses are accredited by the CPD Certification Service as conforming
to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.
This course is also accredited by RoSPA, the Royal Society for the Prevention of
Accidents, as providing quality and content-approved training.
Aims of the Manual Handling Training
To ensure that the risk of manual handling is minimised in your organisation, the Manual Handling Course:
Identifies the factors involved in the assessment and control of the risks associated with manual handling.
- Explains how to undertake a preliminary risk assessment to assess whether manual handling can be avoided.
- Enables the learner to identify and implement measures in order to minimise and control risk.
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If you wish to try this course then register for a demo by clicking the button below. You will be given the option to purchase and continue with your course at the end of your demo:
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The course is divided into four accessible, interactive modules and also includes an assessment at the end:
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- Introduction to Manual Handling - What is manual handling? Types of injury. The duties of employers and employees. The consequences of getting it wrong.
- Risk Assessment - Can we avoid manual handling? Assessing the risk - the HSE guidelines.
- Detailed Risk Assessment - The task. The load. The environment. The individual capacity.
- Risk Reduction and Control Measures - Mechanical Aids. Changing the task and/or premises layout. Personal protective equipment. Good handling techniques for lifting. Good handling techniques for pushing and pulling. Training.
The online assessment is taken on completion of the training material. You will be asked 15 multiple choice questions with a pass mark of 75%. The answers are marked automatically so that you’ll instantly know whether you passed. If you don't pass don't worry! You can take the test as many times as you need with no extra charge.
It takes approximately 1 hour to complete the course in full. This can be spread out over multiple sessions or completed in a single session. There is no time limit for completion.
Do You Comply With The Manual Handling Operations Regulations?
The Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 require employers to ensure that all sources of risk are dealt with appropriately. If risk of a manual handling injury is foreseen, organisations must:
- Avoid the need for hazardous manual handling so far as is reasonably practicable.
- Assess the risk of injury from any hazardous manual handling that cannot be avoided.
- Reduce the risk of injury from hazardous manual handling, so far as is reasonably practicable.
Employees that lift, lower, carry, push or pull loads will typically require awareness training.
Manual handling accidents account for more than a third of all accidents reported each year to the enforcing authorities. It is estimated that around 9 million working days (full-day equivalent) are lost each year through Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) that are caused or made worse by work.
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