Key Features & Benefits of this Course
- Suitable for all employees, including staff and managers
- Helps you to meet the requirements of the Manual Handling Operations Regulations (1992)
- Can be fully completed in just 35 minutes!
- Features a free online trial period, with bulk discounts available
- Independently approved by IOSH and CPD
- Free trial, demo and bulk discounts available
- Contact us to find out more about condensed versions and different languages
Manual Handling Training Course Contents
1. You and your back during manual handling
This section of the Manual Handling programme teaches a basic understanding of how our backs and, in particular, our spines work. It also covers the different ways in which a poor lifting technique can cause or exacerbate illnesses and injuries. We talk to people who have previously hurt their backs as a result of ineffective lifting, and ask an expert “Why is good technique so important?”
Whether you are undertaking this course at work, or at home, assessing the task before you begin is vital. This section of our Manual Handling Training programme shows you exactly what preparation you need to do. This includes things that you need to consider before lifting, and preparing the pathway you are moving along as best as you are able.
3. Step-by-step guidance for safe manual handling
This section of the Manual Handling course provides you with step-by-step guidance when it comes to safe lifting and movement. This course covers a complete range of handling techniques, from floor-level lifts, to waist and head height lifts. Additionally, this course also teaches you how to push and pull, or where you need to be positioned during a team lift.
Here, we bring all the different components together and look at how good manual handling relates to you, not only at work, but in your home or elsewhere. After all, it doesn’t matter where you are; if you need to lift something, remember to lift it safely.
Test & Certificate
This Online Manual Handling training programme ends with a 20 question multiple choice test with a printable certificate. Along with this final questionnaire, smaller versions are provided to be completed throughout the course. This is to ensure that all participants remain engaged with the learning material 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. From there, you can re-print certificates; check and set pass marks and use the system as proof of a commitment to ongoing legal compliance.
Legislations relating to Manual Handling
The Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992
Under The Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 Manual Handling is taken to include the lifting, lowering, pushing, pulling, carrying and movement of anything by hand or bodily force. The Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1999 (13(2)) also require that every employer must ensure that their employees are provided with adequate health and safety training.
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 training should be suitable for the individual, tasks and environment involved. It is important that these courses offer a range of different pieces of advice, including:
- 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.