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Manual Handling

Overview

Manual handling occurs in almost all working environments. In fact research shows that 35% of all workers are exposed to the risk of carrying or moving heavy loads for at least a quarter of their working time

Incorrect manual handling is one of the most common causes of injury at work so it’s really important that you understand the common hazards associated with manual handling and learn how to minimise the risk of injury.

The Manual Handling course will provide you with flexible and easy to use risk assessment tools as well as advice on correct lifting technique. By applying the knowledge and skills you will learn during this course you can have the confidence to take responsibility for the safety of yourself and others whilst at work. 

Modules

  • What is Manual Handling?
  • Common examples in the workplace
  • Consequences of getting manual handling wrong
  • How to correctly assess risk
  • Correct manual handling – general rules and techniques
  • Moving loads by pushing and pulling

Requirements

There are no entry requirements in order for you to begin this course.

Assessment

At the end of this course there is a short assessment which you can take in your own time.

Qualifications

On successful completion of your course you will receive the learndirect Certificate of Completion of Training in Manual Handling.

Your course certificate will also state the number of CPD points/hours the course is eligible for.

View a sample of the certificate (opens in new window)

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Manual handling occurs in almost all working environments so the Manual Handling course is designed to cover a wide range of topics and is

therefore ideal for complex organisations who may have both office and field staff. The course ensures all employees receive training that is appropriate to their needs. 

Manual handling occurs in almost all working environments. In fact research shows that 35% of all workers are exposed to the risk of carrying or moving heavy loads for at least a quarter of their working time

Incorrect manual handling is one of the most common causes of injury at work so it’s really important that you understand the common hazards associated with manual handling and learn how to minimise the risk of injury.

The Manual Handling course will provide you with flexible and easy to use risk assessment tools as well as advice on correct lifting technique. By applying the knowledge and skills you will learn during this course you can have the confidence to take responsibility for the safety of yourself and others whilst at work. 

Modules

  • What is Manual Handling?
  • Common examples in the workplace
  • Consequences of getting manual handling wrong
  • How to correctly assess risk
  • Correct manual handling – general rules and techniques
  • Moving loads by pushing and pulling

Requirements

There are no entry requirements in order for you to begin this course.

Assessment

At the end of this course there is a short assessment which you can take in your own time.

Qualifications

On successful completion of your course you will receive the learndirect Certificate of Completion of Training in Manual Handling.

Your course certificate will also state the number of CPD points/hours the course is eligible for.

View a sample of the certificate (opens in new window)

learndirect is one of the largest integrated providers of courses and qualifications, training, and employment services in the UK

  • Each year around 6,000 businesses equip their staff for success with learndirect
  • learndirect have helped more than 75,000 businesses equip their employees with the skills needed to improve productivity.
  • Almost 700,000 maths and English test passes have been achieved with learndirect.
  • 300,000 people fulfilled their career ambitions last year with learndirect.
  • Over 250,000 apprentices have achieved with learndirect.

Manual handling occurs in almost all working environments so the Manual Handling course is designed to cover a wide range of topics and is

therefore ideal for complex organisations who may have both office and field staff. The course ensures all employees receive training that is appropriate to their needs. 

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