Manual Handling

Rated 4.27 out of 5 based on 11 customer ratings
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£18.00 £22.14 INC VAT

Manual handling tasks occur wherever people are at work. Any time we use our bodies to move an object we are manual handling, whether we are in an office, a factory, a warehouse, a shop or any other working environment. This course will educate users on the appropriate way of handling and moving objects in order to reduce the risk of injury from carrying out manual handling tasks.

This course will educate users on the appropriate way of handling and moving objects in order to reduce the risk of injury from carrying out manual handling tasks.

This e-learning course only provides awareness education. Face to face training would be needed in addition in order to complete the all round skills and knowledge to be able to carry this forward practically in your organisation

Description

According to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), manual handling is a broad category of work-related injury. Handling injuries include: injuries due to lifting, carrying, pushing or pulling loads; strains; sprains; trapped fingers and cuts from sharp objects.

The following statistics (2013/14) relate to manual handling injuries of employees that were reported to all RIDDOR enforcing authorities.

  • An estimated 909 000 working days were lost due to handling injuries (LFS).
  • An average of 6.6 days were lost for each handling injury (LFS).
  • Handling caused nearly a quarter of reported injuries (24%) (RIDDOR, LFS).
  • Eight percent of major/specified and more than a quarter of over-seven-day injuries to employees involved.
  • Handling (1 431 major /specified; 16 923 over-seven-day). There were no fatal injuries (RIDDOR).
  • Over-7-day injuries accounted for more than nine in ten of the total (18 354) (RIDDOR)
  • The latest 3 year averaged estimates from the Labour Force Survey (LFS) showed an estimated 54 000.
  • Reportable handling injuries reportable handling injuries resulted in more than three days’ absence from work – this was a rate of 190 per 100 000 workers (LFS).

The Manual Handling Online Training course is the ideal way to train employees in the basics of manual handling. It is also perfect for employees in low risk environments. Manual handling tasks occur wherever people are at work. Any time we use our bodies to move an object, we are manual handling. This can be in an office, a factory, a warehouse, a shop or any other working environment.  Manual handling means using your body to exert force to lift, lower, push, pull, carry, move, hold, restrain or set down a load.

The course also provides an understanding of common musculoskeletal problems and common injuries caused by incorrect carrying and lifting. Instruction is given on the correct handling techniques for lifting, carrying and setting down a load.

Additionally, the importance of assessing every manual task is highlighted during the course. Advice is provided on how to assess each handling activity using the “TILE” principle (task, individual (your own capabilities), load and your working environment).

Furthermore, the Manual Handling Online Training emphasises the responsibility of the employee to fully cooperate with their employer. They should not engage in behaviour likely to endanger the employee or others. Additionally, mechanical aids should be used correctly and dangerous work activities should be reported. Also, any physical impairments that could give rise to risk should be highlighted to the employer.

Main sections in this Manual Handling online training:

  • Overview
  • Back Injuries
  • Preventing Injury
  • Handling Techniques
  • Final Test

Is it for me?

This course is ideal for any employee working in a low risk environment who may have cause to lift, lower, push, pull, carry, move, hold, restrain or set down a load during their daily tasks.

Course Objectives:

  • To highlight the dangers of back pain, how it is caused and what users can do to prevent it.
  • To encourage users to risk assess their manual handling tasks.
  • To show good handling techniques.
  • To increase awareness of user’s manual handling habits.

Certification

This online training is RoSPA Approved. Once the 45 minute course is completed, users must take a final test consisting of 10 questions. The final test has a minimum pass rate requirement of 70%. On successful completion of the test, users can download and print off a completion certificate.

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  1. John H.

    3 out of 5 All the information is there but......

    (verified owner)

    As a ‘recycled teacher’, I found that all the information was there and was well structured but I was really disappointed that there was no sound track reading the text or ‘adding value’ to the course. Leaving someone who is a warehouse operative or driver to read the course on their own is from my experience not going to give the best results. I therefore need to go through the course WITH the candidate so that they can get reassurance and support as they are doing the course. Not everyone is a confident reader! Otherwise well presented and intelligently laid oout, giving the candidate plenty to do as they are going along.

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