Key Features & Benefits of this Course
- Complete this course online in just 40 minutes
- CPD approved
- Helps avoid unnecessary injuries in the workplace
- Show commitment to the Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 and other legislations
- End of course test and printable certificate
- Free trial online demo and bulk discounts available
- Contact us to find out more about condensed versions and different languages
Manual Handling including Tyres Training Course Contents
1. You and Your Back
In this section we look at how our backs work and how poor Manual Handling technique can cause and contribute to illness and injury.
What is the LITE procedure?
LITE stands for Load, Individual, Task, Environment. These four things are all important whenever you prepare to lift or move a load. You must assess the potential problems before you start!
3. Manual Handling
This section contains step-by-step guides to safe lifting, including lifting from the floor, lifting from waist height, team lifts and pushing and pulling.
4. Moving and Lifting TYRES
This is the specialised section, specifically added to cover lifting and moving tyres. It includes small tyres, large tyres and tractor tyres, 2-man lifts and team lifts.
This is the final slide before the test. It summarises the training and emphasises that it doesn't matter where you lift - it could be at work, it could be while you're out somewhere, it could be while you're at home - but wherever you are you need to put proper lifting techniques into practice, or you risk seriously damaging your back!
Test & Certificate
This Manual Handling including Tyres Training course concludes with a 20 question multiple choice test with printable certificate. In addition, brief in-course questionnaires guide the user through the sections of the training, and are designed to reinforce learning and ensure maximum user engagement throughout. As well as printable user certificates, training progress and results are all stored centrally in your LMS (Learning Management System) and can be accessed any time to re-print certificates, check and set pass marks and act as proof of a commitment to ongoing legal compliance.
Legislation relating to Manual Handling Including Tyres
What are The Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992?
The Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 or MHOR defines manual handling as "Any transporting or supporting of a load by hand or bodily force", this also includes lifting, pushing, putting down, pulling and carrying. They are a set of regulations designed to reduce the risk of injury to workers when manual handling by as much as possible.
The regulations also set out clear measures for dealing with risks when involved in manual handling, these are:
- Wherever possible, avoid hazardous manual handling operations
- If a hazardous situation can't be avoided, assess the situation and
- Reduce the risk of injury as much as possible
Council Directive 90/269/EEC of 29th May 1990 on the minimum health and safety requirements for the manual handling of loads where there is a risk particularly of back injury to workers.
Employers must ensure that workers receive proper training and information on how to handle loads correctly, and the risks they might be open to - particularly if these tasks are not performed correctly
The HSE suggests that, in general, manual handling courses should be suitable for the individual, tasks and environment involved; and are likely to include advice on:
- Manual handling risk factors and how injuries can occur;
- How to carry out safe manual handling, including good handling technique;
- Appropriate systems of work for the individual's task and environment;
- Use of mechanical aids;
It is important to emphasise that the training contained in this programme is invaluable not only in the workplace itself but for general everyday use outside the workplace too. After all if a member of staff injures their back no matter where they are they may need time off work and it may affect their general fitness in the short or long term.