Employers have a legal obligation to protect their workforce for risking an injury due to incorrect manual handling practices in the workplace. This includes the lifting, supporting or moving of a load. In a twelve month period to the middle of 2019, the HSE calculated that 581,000 non-fatal injuries at work in Great Britain. 20% of these injuries were caused by incorrect manual handling HSE Manual Handling Statistics
Manual handling, or to be accurate, incorrect manual handling, is one of the most common causes of injury at work. The Regulations lay out duties for both employees and employers. They give a general requirement that employees must be trained to manually handle correctly including the use of any equipment their employer provides to handle loads safely. The Manual Handling Operations Regulations, 1992 is the law governing manual handling at work. The legal advice is to avoid any unnecessary form of manual handling as this will reduce the risk of injury.
This course outlines exactly what constitutes manual handling and covers the regulations and legislation that apply to manual handling tasks. It then goes on to cover safe handling techniques and how to develop good habits in relation to manual handling. It finishes off by introducing some practical solutions and the use of mechanical aids.
NB: Please note that this is an awareness course only, if your duties include manual handling you will also need further practical training, you can get in touch with us to arrange this. Training your employees with our online system will go a long way to giving them greater awareness of the dangers that poor manual handling poses, as well as covering safe handling techniques, practical solutions to manual handling issues and the use of mechanical aids
|What is Manual Handling?|
|Manual Handling Regulations|
|Learning Safe Handling Habits|
|Practical Manual Handling Solutions|
|Use of Mechanical Aids|
Online assessment is carried out by a series of multiple choice questions. Candidates require 75% correct answers to secure a pass. PDF certificate will be sent directly to your inbox. Hard copy certificate on requrest. Duration: 75 minutes (Note: This is based on the amount of video content shown and is rounded off. It does not account in any way for loading time or thinking time on the questions).