Lifting and handling is something we do every day, most of the time we don’t actually think about the risks and the damage that we could bring to ourselves. Damage, injury and pain due to poor manual handling techniques is only a lift away – even in the safety of your own home you are at risk.
It is estimated that millions of people suffer from musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) caused or made worse by their current or past work. Often the MSDs are as a result of manual handling incidents. Millions of working days were lost in one year as a result of such incidents, with each sufferer taking an average of 20 days off. Nearly all jobs involve some form of manual handling and the use of poor techniques to move material is the most common cause of injury at work.
This manual handling training course will provide you with an insight into the importance of taking care of your body and in particular your back and neck when lifting, pushing or pulling objects. You will learn regulations surrounding manual handling as well as clear techniques and guidance for correct manual handling techniques. Anyone involved in lifting, pulling or pushing of any kind in the workplace would benefit from the training. The training course will help you develop manual handling skills and an awareness of manual handling.
Be aware of the dangers faced in the working environment
Be able to explain the make up of and dangers to the spine
Know how to assess and approach a lift
Learn different lifting techniques
Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.
Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into our courses.
Yes! Students will need access to a computer and the internet.
For interactive scorm lessons, desktop is the preferred method for best user experience.
Minimum specifications for the computer are:
Modern and up to date browser.
Use of Google Chrome is recommended.
Frequently Asked Questions
How are courses delivered?
All our courses are accessible online. You may complete them at your own pace and in your own time.
How do i undertake my course?
After you have completed the payment, you will receive a confirmation email. You will also receive an email containing your course login details (username and password), as well as instructions on how to access and log in to your course via the internet, please check your junk/spam folder in the event that you do not receive the email.
Where can i find help while i study?
There are very active Q&A sections right within your course. Email support is also available whenever you need it here
What type of content or formats do we use?
We use numerous types of learning formats. SCORM, Video, Text lessons, Quiz and Assessment all with interactive elements to keep the learner engaged.
What if English is not my first language?
Courses are provided in English, however, due to the digital nature of our training, you can take your time studying the material and make use of tools such as google translate and Grammarly.
Is there a refund or cancellation policy?
Yes, we have a 7-day money-back refund guarantee. Just send us an email to support with the subject Refund so we can process your request.
Why choose us?
Quality & Assurance Checks In Place
Safe & Secure Payments
Can I Buy For My Team Or Organisation?
Yes, we supply training to organisations regularly. Buy For My Team and Corporate Licencing is available if you are training a number of people. Just get in contact here: Contact Us
I have more questions, where can I get more information?
Just get in contact here: contact us or email support with your queries here. We will supply you with any information you may need upon request.
Self Paced Learning Course
This is a self study, self paced course offering complete flexibility with students taking charge of their own study schedule and pace. You can start anytime, learn and complete whenever you want, at your own discretion. Self-paced courses are supported by the online course resources and discussion forums with access to expert tutors on demand.
Learn How To Manage The Risk Of Musculoskeletal Disorders Arising From Hazardous Manual Tasks.