Employers have a legal requirement to take reasonable steps to safeguard the health and safety of all employees, including increasing awareness about potential hazards, and outlining what can be done to minimise risk. The Manual Handling course will help learners understand the correct manual handling procedures to apply to be able to reduce their chance of incurring an injury while handling loads. The First Aid Primary Survey course will help learners to react appropriately when they are first on the scene of an incident involving a casualty and know what necessary steps to take. The Manual Handling and First Aid training pack is made up of our popular online courses, Manual Handling in the Workplace and First Aid Primary Survey (developed in partnership with leading national training provider, First Response Training). Both of these courses are CPD certified.
This training is aimed primarily at businesses who want to train their staff in manual handling and provide them a basic understanding of first aid principles. The course provides a general overview of how to stay safe when manual handling, as well as how to act effectively in the event of an incident requiring first aid assistance.
Please note that the first aid training will not make your staff qualified first aiders. In order for someone to become a qualified first aider, further training that includes at least 18 training and assessment contact hours is required. More information on the legal duties of an employer can be found at hse.gov.uk
This course covers both the essentials of manual handling and first aid, split over two separate courses. After taking the Manual Handling in the Workplace course, learners will:
After taking the First Aid Primary Survey course, learners will:
The end of both of these courses consists of a test of 15 multiple choice questions. Learners are required to achieve an 75% pass mark for the First Aid training and 85% for the manual handling training. Learners may attempt the tests three times each at no extra cost, having revisited the training material.
If learners do not immediately achieve the pass mark, further attempts may be given by contacting our Learner Support team. Learners can download and print digital certificates immediately upon completion.
Learners will be able to download a digital certificate on completion of each course. This can be printed, and we suggest you keep it for your records. The content of this training has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.
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If you are not 100% satisfied with your course then we offer a 30-day, no hassle money-back guarantee. 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 have completed the training in order to make a valid refund claim. Any claim made after the training has been completed will be invalidated.
This online course consists of a series of pages in which an instructor will talk learners through the lesson material. Pages may include supporting pictures, graphs, animation or extra sounds to help with the learning where appropriate. Some lessons will include challenges/quizzes to help learners stay engaged and interested in the material. Lessons can be taken in any order and each lesson may be paused and resumed at any stage.
The course is self-paced so learners decide how fast or slow the training goes. There is no deadline for completion but some of our courses have a test at the end to check that learners have understood the material. If the course has a test at the end then learners are required to achieve a 75% pass mark to successfully complete the course. Once learners have passed the test they are awarded a certificate, which can either be downloaded digitally or sent as a physically copy if this option was chosen when purchasing the course.
Upon completion of any of our courses, learners will be able to download a digital certificate from Virtual College and will include the accrediting bodies logo where applicable.
If you have bought the posted certificate option (available on select courses), a high quality, seal embossed, certificate will be sent out by first class post at the beginning of the following working week.
The Manual Handling Operations Regulations are the most significant when it comes to this area of safety, sometimes incorrectly referred to as the ‘manual handling act’. This dedicated piece of legislation is designed to help employers and employees manage, control and ultimately reduce the risk of injuries that might come about from poor manual handling practice. One of the most important elements of the legislation is that, when it came into force in 1993, it placed a requirement on employers to take action in respect of manual handling and ensured that they had a responsibility to their employees. Read our full article on Manual Handling Legislation here.