Manual Handling


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Manual Handling is part of the E-learning Pathway Courses with Pathway Group under the Health & Safety Courses Catalogue.

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Manual Handling

  1. 1. Online Course Manual Handling
  2. 2. Manual Handling Back injury is the main reason for absence from the workplace and one third of all reported injuries that result in three days off work are caused by manual handling accidents. Employers are required by law to take reasonable steps to safeguard the health and safety of all employees, one of which is increasing awareness about the hazards related to manual handling, and outlining what can be done to minimise risk. This online Manual Handling module provides learners with the knowledge they need in order to reduce the chance of incurring an injury whilst manually handling loads in their work environment. This online course has been approved by The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA). On completion of this module, you will understand: • The reasons why you need to know how to move & handle objects correctly. • The key pieces of legislation that relate to manual handling; the responsibilities they place on you & your employer. • The basic theory of how your spine works, common injuries & how you can avoid them. • The key factors to take into account before undertaking the moving or lifting of a load. Accreditation The content of this course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines. Duration Approximately 2 hours. On average this course takes 2 hours to complete. The length of time taken depends entirely on how individuals study and absorb the material. You can proceed as quickly or slowly as you like, and there is no limit on how long you can take to do the course. The Learning Management System automatically records your progress so you can pause and resume the training easily. E-LEARNING Learn Online
  3. 3. Target Audience This is a manual handling course that is primarily applicable to anyone who may need to lift items as part of their duties; however the information is applicable to any workplace environment. Entry Requirements There are no specific entry requirements for this course. Cost Discounts are available for multiple users (10 or more) for more information please contact or telephone us on: 0121 707 0550 Please Note that this is an online course £30.00 + VAT (£36.00 inc. VAT) Learn Online