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Manual Handling Awareness

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Study online | Approx. 45-60 mins

This course is also available as part of the accredited Workplace Safety Essentials course.

This course provides a basic understanding of the anatomy of the spine, sprains and strains, the correct lifting techniques and how to minimise manual handling through the use of lifting aids and team lifts. Includes a short online assessment and a course certificate.

By the end of the course, learners will be able to:

  • Define the term ‘Manual Handling’ and identify related legislation.
  • Recognise key employer and employee responsibilities.
  • Identify the benefits of controlling manual handling risk and the LITE assessment method.
  • Follow the general safe lifting guidelines for everyday items as recommended by the UK’s HSE.
  • Legislation and Responsibilities
  • Anatomy of the Spine
  • Sprains and Strains
  • Pushing and Pulling
  • Lifting Techniques and Team Lifts
  • Mechanical Lifting Aids

This course contains a multiple choice quiz which is completed online and graded immediately with a passing score of 75%.

Employers are legally obliged to provide safety training to all employees. This course provides a solution that is suitable for a wide range of sectors including retail and commerce, hospitality, education, finance and professional services, hotels and tourism, manufacturing and more.

Those working in a higher-risk role or industries such as construction may require supplementary role or industry specific health and safety training.

This course is suitable for those with no prior knowledge. Learners must have access to the internet to access the content

This course includes an accredited PDF certificate upon successful completion.

If you prefer a printed certificate, you can purchase a hard-copy printed on quality A4 170gsm paper. Use discount code WSECERT25 for a 25% discount on the cost. Click here for details.