This course teaches employees to carry out manual handling activities safely and in accordance with HSE guidelines. It identifies how injuries can happen when moving or handling, introduces appropriate systems of work, and provides practical advice on working safely with equipment and handling aids. Topics are supported with real life scenarios and learning is measured through a short assessment at the end of the course.
This course is designed for employees at any level who carry out manual handling activities at work.
By actively participating in this course, you will learn how to:
Identify the work processes and practices that can cause manual handling injuries and ill-health.
Explain the effects of loads on the human body and list common musculoskeletal injuries and conditions.
Outline the responsibilities of employers and employees to ensure appropriate systems of work.
Apply the TILE assessment process to your own manual handling activities.
Discuss the risks and benefits of using of handling aids, equipment, and PPE.
Demonstrate a range of good moving and handling techniques.
There are no pre-requisites for this course.
How Injuries can Happen
Definitions and statistics
Types of manual handling activities
Factors giving rise to injury and ill health
Factors affecting individual capability
The effect of loads on the body
Musculoskeletal conditions and their symptoms
Appropriate Systems of Work
Employer and employee responsibilities
Features of a good working environment
Reporting symptoms and unsafe conditions
Manual Handling Techniques
Dealing with hazardous and unfamiliar loads
Pushing and pulling
Handling and twisting
The proper use of handling aids
The proper use of PPE
Powered load handling equipment
Putting it all Together
Multiple-choice assessment (virtual classroom)
Practical assessment (onsite and in-centre)
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