Manual Handling Course
This short online course is for employees who undertake any form of manual handling as part of their work. It aims to ensure that employees understand the hazards associated with manual handling and how to reduce the risk of injury.
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The course takes 20-30 minutes and includes a range of e-Learning interactions and knowledge checks. Learners are encouraged to think about policies and procedures in their own workplace and must pass a short multiple-choice assessment to complete the course.
Manual Handling is divided into four interactive modules:
Module 1 – Learners examine the common injuries associated with manual handling and the ‘see-saw’ effect regarding load and balance and how this relates to their own bodies.
Module 2 – Learners are introduced to manual handling law and focus on the first legal duty which is to avoid manual handling wherever possible.
Module 3 – Learners are taught how to carry out a manual handling risk assessment and the key risk factors under the headings task, individual, load and environment.
Module 4 – Learners examine a range of control strategies to reduce the risk of injury, including a hierarchical approach and safe lifting techniques.
Learners must pass a short multiple-choice assessment to complete the course.
Frequently asked questions
How do I get a Manual Handling certificate?
We offer a short course that takes 20-30 minutes to complete. It includes a range of e-Learning interactions and knowledge checks. Learners are encouraged to think about policies and procedures in their own workplace and must pass a short multiple-choice assessment to complete the course.
Can I take a Manual Handling course online?
Yes, the course is available online.
How much is a Manual Handling course?
The cost of the Manual Handling course varies depending on what method of delivery you choose and the location. Please see the ‘How can I study’ section below for further information.
How often is it necessary to take a Manual Handling course?
A Manual Handling course should be carried out by new employees and a refresher completed by all employees at least every 12 months.
Is Manual Handling training mandatory?
Organisations are legally required to ensure all employees trained and competent in manual handling.