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Manual Handling E-Learning Course

The aim – The aim of the course is to prevent injuries to employees from manual handling activities.

Who is the course for – Everyone in the workplace who undertakes any form of manual handling as part of their work.

Learning outcomes:
On completion of the course learners will know how to:
  • Organise tasks to avoid manual handling where there is a significant risk of injury
  • Use mechanical handling equipment to reduce the risk of injury from handling loads
  • Store items in a way that assists safe handling practices
  • Carry out manual handling activities safely.

Duration: – 20 – 30 minutes

Content – The course is divided into four interactive modules:

Module 1 – Basic Principles. In this module learners will explore what manual handling means and the common injuries associated with manual handling. They will also learn about the “see-saw” effect regarding load and balance and how this relates to their own bodies.

Module 2 – Avoiding the risk. In this module learners will be introduced to manual handling law and will focus on the first legal duty – how to avoid manual handling.

Module 3 – Assessing the risk. Learning in the module focuses on what a manual handling risk assessment is and how it is carried out. Learners will be introduced to the HSE’s guideline figures for use as a preliminary assessment and will then learn about the key risk factors (TILE) used for detailed risk assessment.

Module 4 – Reducing the risk. In this module learners will discover a range of control strategies to reduce the risk of injury. They will explore a hierarchical approach and then will be introduced to the principles of safe lifting technique.

Assessment: Completion of the training programme will unlock a ten question multiple-choice test which when taken and passed will allow you to print off a certificate as proof of completion.

Contact Us

If you wish to find out more information please do not hesitate to contact us on 0800 1777 344 or email karena@chdt.co.uk

Costs of Next Course

£15.00 + VAT 

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