Manual Handling Training

This Manual Handling Training course teaches you all you need to know about safe moving and handling. Being competent in safe carrying and lifting techniques for the workplace is a legal requirement, and this online Manual Handling Course provides everything you need to know. It includes lifting techniques, ‘LITE’ and ‘TILE’ and explains the importance of safe manual handling. Correct Manual Handling is so important to your everyday health, especially if you’re regularly lifting.

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LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • Learn how to lift safely, using techniques such as 'LITE' and 'TILE'
  • Learn how to carry out 'LITE' assessments to reduce the risk of injury
  • Learn how to correct bad postural habits and how to work in the 'Power Zone'

Covered in this course

COURSE CONTENTS

This training course is broken down into 4 sections

  1. 1 Your back during Manual Handling
  2. 2 Daily Tasks
  3. 3 LITE Assessment
  4. 4 Techniques
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Close up animation of a spine and the different parts that are affected during manual handling
SECTION 1

The introduction to our course covers your back – what it’s made up of, how it works, how flexible and strong it is, but also how fragile it can be if it’s not look after. It explains what damage can be done with poor lifting techniques, and it offers an interesting insight into why children naturally lift objects correctly.

Our Manual Handling Training will go through things you need to consider about the object you are lifting, as part of correct manual handling.
SECTION 2

The second section of our Manual Handling Training explains how you can prevent aches, pains and more serious damage by maintaining a healthy back on a daily basis. It covers correct (neutral) postures, working in the Power Zone, and how to successfully break bad postural habits.

The LITE Assessment as part of our Manual Handling Training Course.
SECTION 3

Before you begin any Manual Handling task, you need to complete a LITE assessment to reduce the risk of injury. This section takes you through the four different stages (Load Individual Task Environment) and provides you with additional advice about what to do during these tasks.

Various lifting techniques, including ladders as part of manual handling.
SECTION 4

Our fourth and final section provides step-by- step demonstrations on how to carry out various types of lift – from the floor, waist height, and head height; it takes you through a two-stage lift, team lift, and loading a trolley too. This section also covers the three Golden Rules of Manual Handling.

ABOUT THIS COURSE

Incorrect manual handling is responsible for more than a third of all workplace injuries that are reported to authorities each year.

If manual handling is not carried out properly it can have significant consequences on your health (musculoskeletal disorders), particularly if you carry out manual handling operations regularly.

Maintaining a healthy back is also vital in enabling you to meet the demands of your everyday responsibilities – at work, at home, and during your leisure time. This training equips you with all the tools you need to protect your back whilst conducting a wide variety of Manual Handling tasks. This course looks at safe moving and handling, the 'LITE' technique (Load. Individual. Task. Environment.), and explains why safe workplace lifting is so important to your everyday health. 

Effective Manual Handling Training can help in ensuring best practice and reduces the likelihood of injuries as a direct result of manual handling. Our IOSH Approved Manual Handling training is for all levels of staff that undertake manual handling operations and it takes just 35 minutes to complete.

Every employee in every company that regularly carries out manual handling should have effective Manual Handling Training and it doesn’t have to be boring, time-consuming or expensive! Just ask us for a free no-obligation trial today!

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The importance of Manual Handling Training

It’s important that you comply with the law and understand the positive impact this training course can have on your organisation and employees.

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Manual Handling Training certificate

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Each of our courses ends with a multiple choice test to measure your knowledge of the material.

This Manual Handling Training course concludes with a 20 question multiple choice test with a 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 reprint certificates, check and set pass marks and act as proof of a commitment to ongoing legal compliance.

What does my certificate include?

Your Manual Handling Training Certificate includes your name, company name (if applicable), name of course taken, pass percentage, date of completion, expiry date and stamps of approval or accreditations by recognised authorities.

Please note if you are using our course content via SCORM in a third party LMS then we are unable to provide certificates and you will need to generate these in your host LMS yourself.

Manual Handling Certificate

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Why is this training important?

COMPLIANCE

It's important that you comply with the law and know the ways in which it affects you and the way you work.

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

Council Directive 90/269/EEC, Article 6, Section 2

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