This course is aimed at anyone who requires a course in manual handling and is ideal for all workplace requirements. The course is designed to meet the requirements and recommendations of the HSE Manual Handling Regulations 1992.
Correct manual handling training will reduce the risk of accidents occurring by identifying and preventing them. Manual handling is not difficult to learn but can save a lot of problems for employers and employees. This course covers the moving of objects, but we also have online and classroom courses for the Moving and Positioning of People.
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This course comes with 4.0 hours of CPD, although the time to complete the course online may be less than this. Total course time includes 1 hour and 15 minutes of video training as well as knowledge reviews, final test, remedial help and reviewing downloaded material.
The content of this and all our courses has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines and come with a Certified CPD Statement as well as a ProTrainings Certificate and for online courses an Evidence Based Learning statement.
1 Understand the reasons for safe manual handling
1.1 Outline the potential injuries and ill health associated with incorrect manual handling
1.2 Outline employers and employees duties relating to manual handling at work
1.3 Outline the consequences for non-compliance with health and safety requirements at work
2 Understand how manual handling risk assessments contribute to improving health and safety
2.1 Explain the terms ‘hazard’ and ‘risk’ in the context of manual handling work
2.2 Outline the process for carrying out a manual handling risk assessment
2.3 Describe the principle of the risk control hierarchy when applied to manual handling
3 Understand the principles, types of equipment and testing requirements associated with manual handling safety
3.1 Describe safe movement principles associated with manual handling
2.2 Outline the types of equipment designed to be used for manual handling tasks
2.3 Outline the requirements for the testing, servicing and examination of manual handling and lifting equipment
4 Be able to apply safe manual handling principles
4.1 Demonstrate efficient and safe manual handling principles when;
a. applying effort to, or moving a load or object manually on their own
b. when using manual handling aids and equipment
c. when undertaking a manual handling task as part of a team
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