This Manual Handling training is designed for anyone who needs to lift heavy items as part of their role, as well as the supervisors and managers of these workers. This manual handling course covers the Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 and outlines manual handling risks, and how to educate staff about them in order to protect their health and safety at work.
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 in their work environment.
Manual handling regulations are in place to safeguard the health and safety of workers, and it's vital that employers undertake manual handling training to educate themselves about their responsibilities.
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. Health and Safety Executive data shows that failure to follow recommended manual handling techniques is one of the main factors behind musculoskeletal disorders among UK workers. Some 159,000 new cases of these conditions were recorded in 2016-17 alone.
What's more, back injuries are the number one reason for workplace absences, and one-third of all injuries requiring three or more days off from work are caused by manual handling incidents. This can be extremely costly for businesses in terms of lost productivity.
As a result, it is vital that employers understand manual handling risks and know how to educate their staff about them in order to protect their health and safety at work.
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.
Our Manual Handling in the Workplace course helps employers to meet their legal health and safety obligations, educating them about how to protect their workforce, and subsequently their wider business.
This manual handling training course is designed for anyone who needs to lift heavy items as part of their role, as well as the supervisors and managers of these workers. This could be Delivery drivers, removal contractors, construction workers, retail assistants, office workers, bar staff, chefs, kitchen assistants, maintenance workers, plumbers, labourers, mechanics, builders, decorators, gardeners and landscapers.
Our Manual Handling in the Workplace course covers a wide range of topics for anyone needing training on how to lift loads correctly and safely.
|Module||What it includes|
|An Introduction to Manual Handling||To start the manual handling training course this section gives an introduction to the topic by explaining what manual handling is, types of manual handling, why it is important, key manual handling statistics and key safety points to think about when in the workplace.|
|Looking After Your Spine||Back injuries can be easily avoided with correct manual handling techniques, here we look at the functions of the spine and the bones in the spine. The module also includes information on the vertebrae, discs, back pain, back injuries and how to avoid injuries.|
|Assessing and Reducing Manual Handling Risks||Workplaces often provide manual handling training to ensure the safety of their staff, here we look at the importance of training, safe handling policy, equipment which is needed to assist with lifting, lifting limts and risk assessments. It also includes information on TILE with a challenge, individual capability, load, environment and how to move and lift loads.|
|The SMART Approach||This part of the course looks at the importance of the SMART approach when it comes to manual handling, how to adopt a good posture, why moving close to the load is important, how to raise loads with your legs and how to transport loads. We also look at lifting techniques including overhead lifts, low lifts and out of reach lifts.|
|The Legal Framework||In the UK there are five main pieces of legislation covering manual handling, here we look at all five - Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 (amended 2002), The Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998, The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 and Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999.|
After completing this e-learning course, learners will be able to:
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.
At the end of our Manual Handling in the Workplace course, there is a test to complete, with 15 multiple choice questions. You need to achieve a pass mark of 85%, but you can take the test six times at no extra charge if necessary.
If you require extra attempts to pass, this can be arranged by contacting the Virtual College support team.
Learners will be able to download a digital manual handling training certificate on completion of the 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.
We offer a wide range of online courses including Manual Handling and First Aid Training Package, First Aid, Manual Handling and Personal Safety for Lone Workers Training Package and Health and Safety at Work Training Package.
While Manual Handling in the Workplace does not technically run out, it is best practice to renew it every three years. However, we at Virtual College are constantly updating our courses to keep up to date with Health & Safety regulations and guidance, therefore some organisations encourage retaking each year.
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.
Manual Handling in the Workplace covers the following:
• The law
• The responsibilities of employees and employers
• The spine
• Moving and handling objects safely
Yes. This Manual Handling online training is designed for anyone who needs to lift heavy items as part of their role, as well as the supervisors and managers of these workers. This manual handling course covers the Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 and outlines manual handling risks, and how to educate staff about them in order to protect their health and safety at work.
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It can vary, but most manual handling certificates last for between three to five years. There is no set requirement, but it is recommended that refresher training should be provided at least every three years or whenever there has been a significant change in work practices.
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This course takes approximately 1-2 study hours to complete. 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.
Under the Manual Handling Regulations you are legally obliged to ensure all employees are trained and competent in manual handling if their responsibilities may include manual handling. You can see more FAQs about manual handling here.
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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 physical 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 at the beginning of the following working week.