Manual Handling

Manual Handling Awareness. E-Learning

Manual Handling
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Course Description

This Manual Handling course is designed to teach the basics of moving and handling objects in the workplace safely. This includes pushing, pulling, lifting and any other type of movement of objects.

Understanding risk assessments and how to correctly handle objects is essential to reduce the risk of being injured in the workplace. This course will develop your knowledge of manual handling to ensure the risk is reduced.

In order to complete the course, you must achieve 80% or more in the final multiple choice quiz.

You will earn 3 CPD points on completion of the course, this course will take around 3 hours to complete and the certificate will last for two years.

You will earn 3 CPD points on completion of the course, this course will take around 3 hours to complete and the certificate will last for two years.


Units covered

Unit 1 – Introduction to manual handling – In this first unit of the course we will be looking at what manual handling is and the risks associated with various types of loads. The responsibilities of employees and employers will be covered as well as HSE guidance.

Unit 2 – Risks in the workplace – Up next we will look at various risk factors that can be present in the workplace and how we go about assessing these. The acronym TILEO will be explained as well as the types of injuries that people could sustain in certain situations.

Unit 3 – Risk assessments – This unit will cover risk assessments in more detail and explain who is responsible for carrying these out and how. The unit will also cover the three stages of risk evaluation and what can be deemed acceptable risk. Methods of recording your findings will be introduced as well.

Unit 4 – Reducing risks and introducing control measures – Next we will look at control measures and ways in which risks can be reduced. There are many different aids and equipment that can be used to minimise risk which will be covered here. Control measures and ways in which we can reduce risks to be as low as possible will be explained.

Unit 5 – Manual handling techniques – The final unit of this course will look at the different manual handling techniques and how these are carried out. These techniques will include lifting as well as pushing and pulling. Checks to be carried our and safe team practice will be thoroughly explained.

Benefit to learner and employer.

Regardless of industry or sector, most employees are now required to undertake some form of CPD.

The updating of skills and knowledge is critical in keeping abreast of industry changes and maintaining professional competence.

Upon successfully completing the online compliance courses and passing any associated assessments, the learner is able to download and print off their own certificate as evidence of learning and CPD hours completed.

These courses can be completed at any time 24/7, meaning they fit perfectly around anybody’s schedule.

It’s an ideal and affordable way for individuals and businesses alike to ensure knowledge and compliance is always up to date and relevant.

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