Manual Handling E-Learning Course
Who is the course for – Everyone in the workplace who undertakes any form of manual handling as part of their work.
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.