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Manual Handling in the Workplace
Manual Handling in the Workplace
Manual Handling in the Workplace
Manual Handling in the Workplace

Employers are required by law to take reasonable steps to safeguard the health and safety of all employees, one of which is increasing awareness about the hazards related to manual handling, and outlining what can be done to minimise risk.

This course is primarily aimed at anyone who may need to lift items as part of their duties, however the information is applicable to any workplace environment.

  • Online, self-paced training
  • Interactive course with colourful animations
  • Complete in one to two hours
  • 24 hour learner support
  • Instant digital certificate on completion
  • CPD certified
Description

This online Manual Handling training course provides learners with the knowledge they need in order to reduce the chance of incurring an injury whilst manually handling loads at work.

Why take this manual handling training course?

Back injury is the main reason for absence from the workplace and one third of all reported injuries that result in three days off work are caused by manual handling accidents. By increasing the awareness about hazards related to manual handling, staff can ensure that they are able to manually handle workplace loads correctly and safely.

Upon completion of this course, learners will understand the importance of moving and handling objects correctly. They will understand how the spine works and how to avoid common spinal injuries. They will be able to identify the important things to take into account before undertaking the moving or lifting of a load. They will also understand the legislation that applies to manual handling, and the responsibilities of an employee and of an employer.

E-learning content

  • Introduction
  • The Law
  • The Spine
  • Moving and Handling Objects Safely
  • Summary

Training outcomes

  • Understand the reasons why you need to know how to move and handle objects correctly
  • Know the key pieces of legislation that relate to manual handling
  • Understand the responsibilities of employees and employers
  • Know the basic theory of how the spine works, common injuries and how to avoid them

Target audience

This is a manual handling course that is primarily applicable to anyone who may need to lift items as part of their duties, however the information is applicable to any workplace environment.

Accreditation

The content of this course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.

Duration

On average this course takes two hours to complete. The length of time taken depends entirely on how individuals study and absorb the material. You can proceed as quickly or slowly as you like.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this manual handling training course.

Test and certificate

The end of course test consists of 15 multiple choice questions. Learners are required to achieve a 85% pass mark, and, if necessary, may attempt the test three times at no extra cost.

If learners do not achieve the 85% pass mark, further attempts may be given by contacting our support team.

Learners will be able to download a digital certificate on completion. This can be printed, and we suggest you keep it for your records.

How It Works

Frequently asked questions

Do I need an e-mail address to buy this course?

Yes, you will need an e-mail address to buy this course. This is because we use your e-mail address to create an account for you in our learning management system - where you will take the training. We also need your email address to send your purchase receipt.

If you buy more courses in future using the same e-mail address during checkout, then these will automatically be added to your system account.

If you pay by PayPal, we will use your PayPal email address to create your system account.

Can I buy this course and give it to other people?

Yes, you can buy the training using your own email address and then give it to other learners from your system account.

Each learner will need to have their own email address. This is so that we can send them a link to the training and give them their own system account.

Is there a refund policy?

We want you to be completely satisfied with your training. We offer a 30 day, no hassle, no quibble, money-back guarantee if you are not 100% satisfied.

To request a refund, you should email our learner support team with your receipt stating why you would like to be reimbursed. You, or your learners, must not complete the training in order to make a valid refund claim.

Will the course work on a tablet or mobile phone?

We recommend using a desktop or laptop for the best learning experience. This course can also be taken on tablet and mobile devices - including iPads and iPhones.

Is a specific internet browser recommended?

For the best possible experience, we recommend learners use Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer 11 or Firefox. Please ensure there are no updates pending on your browser.

How long do learners have to complete a course?

There is no set completion time for this course. Learners can study in their own time at their own speed and may pause, leave and come back to the system to continue the training at any time.

Does the course contain sound?

Yes, this course contains sound. For those without sound on their computer or device, the narration is covered in an optional text box at the bottom of the training.

How long is the certificate valid for?

There is no set time for how long this certificate is valid for. It is generally recognised that certificates are renewed every three years.

Discounts

Bulk discounts

A bulk discount structure applies for this course based on the quantity you buy and is calculated automatically during checkout.

  • 10% discount on 10 - 49 courses
  • 20% discount on 50 + courses

If you wish to discuss a large individual order for this course, and/or would like to be invoiced in advance, please email salesteam@virtual-college.co.uk or call our sales team on 01943 885 085.

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