Online Manual Handling Training

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Course last updated:July 2024

It is the legal responsibility of all employers to provide mandatory health and safety training on manual handling to their employees.

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Our Online Manual Handling Course is the perfect solution to ensure your employees are adequately trained in safe manual handling techniques. With our course, you can rest assured that your staff will have the knowledge and skills necessary to prevent injuries and accidents in the workplace. And the best part? Our course is not only comprehensive but also incredibly affordable - starting at just £9.99 for an individual course, £6.49 each if you buy ten or more, and an unbeatable £4.99 each for bulk orders of 50 or over. Don't miss out on this excellent value - invest in your employees' safety and well-being today.

Course duration: Between 1 and 1 ½ hrs depending on learning speed.

Course format: Three video training modules, with a multiple-choice section at the end of each module.

Course outcome: On completion, your training certificate is valid for three years and is recognised by local authorities and corporate employers.

All successful candidates are entered on the national training register, and their certificates can be easily verified by employers or others to prove their authenticity. Simply click onValidate a Certificate and type in the certificate number. This recognition and verification process ensures the credibility and value of our training, giving you peace of mind.

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Online manual handling course overview

This comprehensive online manual handling training course is designed to equip individuals with the skills and knowledge to understand and master correct manual handling techniques. Manual handling is integral to most job roles, so individuals must receive adequate training to prevent workplace injuries. Shockingly, statistics indicate that 1 in 3 workplace injuries occur due to poor manual handling practices. Therefore, individuals must undertake this manual handling training course covering various topics to ensure that staff members receive the correct training. The course covers various aspects of manual handling, including techniques, best practices, and safety measures to prevent injuries in the workplace. In this manual handling course, we cover:

  • Risks and hazards associated with manual handling and the importance of correct handling techniques (find out more about manual handling risk factors in one of our recent blogs).
  • What The Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 Act is, and why it was introduced.
  • The importance of correct manual handling, accident rates and types of injuries sustained.
  • Correct lifting and handling techniques.
  • The importance of choosing the correct mechanical aids if required, knowing their safe working limits and carrying out basic visual checks before use.
  • Postural awareness, how the spine works, and how injuries can occur.

Our online manual handling course is designed to be an intuitive schooling platform that is suitable for all learners. It teaches the risks, hazards, and importance of correct handling techniques in an informative and engaging way. The learning modules and key points are in bite-sized durations to promote memory retention and recall. Each section of the manual handling course is directly followed by a multiple-choice segment relevant to the preceding instruction.

  • Available online 24/7.
  • The course is accessible on all devices, including mobiles and iPads.
  • 85% first-time pass rate.
  • Unlimited access to the course material and free resits if you fail any of the modules.
  • Certificate of Training available as an instant download upon successful completion of the course.

The course on manual handling training is structured into three modules, each designed to provide comprehensive knowledge on the subject. At the end of each module, there is a Q&A multiple-choice section, which allows learners to grasp the concepts explained in the module easily. To progress to the next module, participants must obtain a minimum score of 85% in each module. If participants fail to achieve the required standard in any module, they will be granted access to the course material until they pass the module with the required score.

Upon completion of the course, you will receive your training certificate instantly. Local Authorities and principal contractors recognise this certificate. It is valid for three years, and you can renew it after that period.

HSE Docs is a platform trusted for over twenty years in health and safety. We have used our extensive experience to develop comprehensive training courses catering to various levels of expertise. You can access the course content for as little as £4.99 and obtain a nationally recognised training certificate. Once you complete the course, we will send you the certificate via email, which is valid for three years. The course content is designed to provide you with practical skills and knowledge that you can use to improve your work performance and stay safe in your workplace.

  • Our online manual handling course is intended to be an easy-to-use learning platform for all students. It covers the risks, hazards, and importance of proper handling procedures in a fun and instructive way.
  • Memory retention and recall are improved by using bite-sized modules and key points.
  • Content is followed by a multiple-choice segment.
  • Available online 24/7.
  • The module content is accessible on all devices, including mobiles and iPads.
  • 85% first-time pass rate.
  • Free resits if you fail any of the modules with unlimited access to module content
  • Downloadable Certificate of Training available upon successful completion of the course.

Our online manual handling course is designed to educate candidates on the importance of proper techniques in manual handling. The course aims to equip candidates with the knowledge and skills necessary to prevent injuries while carrying out manual handling tasks. However, it is important to note that even with the correct techniques, candidates may still be at risk of injury if they are not fully aware of the potential dangers and consequences of ignoring proper practices.

Our comprehensive online manual handling course emphasises the importance of preventing musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). These debilitating conditions make up over 30% of all work-related illnesses and can significantly impact a person's quality of life. Individuals can dramatically reduce the risk of developing MSDs by implementing easy-to-follow techniques and guidelines.

This initiative aims to eliminate the conventional perception that manual handling injuries occur when an individual endeavours to lift a bulky object that surpasses their physical abilities. To prevent such injuries, the emphasis is shifted towards adopting the correct posture and positioning the load in proportion to the person's body mass.

Manual handling injuries are a common issue that can arise from lifting, pushing, or pulling relatively light items while the body is in a poor posture. Proper advice and safety measures are essential to prevent such injuries. Our online manual handling course offers comprehensive guidance on handling items safely and avoiding these types of injuries.

Our online manual handling course is for people in all industries, manual labour or desk jobs alike. It’s not just designed to meet an employer's legal requirements, but to teach people what happens when things go wrong and how to avoid bad practices.

This comprehensive training program by HSEDocs has been meticulously crafted to equip employees with the essential practical techniques required to handle loads in a safe and efficient manner, thereby ensuring the well-being of both the employer and the workforce. The health and safety training course is thoughtfully designed to educate individuals about the significance of critical thinking and proper assessment before undertaking manual handling tasks, thereby reducing the risk of injury and accidents in the workplace.

It is a common misconception that manual handling only involves lifting heavy objects. However, this could not be further from the truth. Even handling light objects with improper posture can significantly impact one's health and well-being. This course aims to educate individuals on the intricacies of manual handling and how it can affect the body, especially the spine and back. The course provides valuable insights on maintaining safe handling postures and techniques that can help prevent injuries caused by improper handling.

It is a legal obligation for employers to make sure that their employees are skilled and trained in manual handling methods, especially if the job requires them to do so. For instance, if you manage a warehouse where workers regularly lift heavy objects, formal training is necessary to ensure their safety and prevent workplace injuries. However, if your work environment is a corporate setting where employees only lift smaller items occasionally, you may not need to provide formal training. Instead, it would be enough to communicate the proper way of lifting objects to prevent any potential risks.

Are you looking to gain a deeper understanding of the regulations and laws surrounding manual handling? Look no further than our informative blog page, where you can discover a comprehensive guide on the subject. Dive into our detailed article today to learn everything you need about manual handling legislation.

While most manual handling training certificates are typically valid for three years, it is always recommended to undergo this training annually to ensure that you remain well-informed about the most recent laws and regulations surrounding manual handling. Additionally, if there are significant changes in your workplace, it is essential to re-take your manual handling training. Some of the changes in your organisation that should prompt you to seek re-training include:

  • New employees onboarded
  • Employees returning from long periods of absence
  • Changes in the load (such as new tools, machinery, etc)
  • A new environment where manual handling is taking place
  • Previous training has proved to be ineffective for whatever reason

It's worth noting that any organisation, accredited or not, can deliver manual handling training. However, opting for an accredited body for quality assurance is highly recommended. At HSEDocs, we have leveraged our extensive experience of twenty years to create a comprehensive manual handling training course that covers all aspects of the Manual Handling Legislation. It's important to note that if you choose a non-certified training provider, you may not receive the same quality of training as you would from an accredited one. So, choosing a reliable and certified training provider is always better to ensure you receive the best possible training.

Upon the successful completion of the manual handling training course, the certificates granted will hold their validity for three years, according to the directives issued by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). As per the guidelines of the HSE, it is mandatory to provide instruction and training whenever necessary to ensure that working methods remain up-to-date. This is crucial in maintaining a safe and healthy work environment by ensuring workers are equipped with the most recent information and knowledge about manual handling and safety measures. By providing regular training and updating workers' skills, organisations can ensure that their staff know the latest industry standards and best practices, leading to a safer and more productive work environment.

There is a myriad of benefits that come with a manual handling qualification - we’ve outlined some of the most important below:

  • One of the main benefits of this training course would be your compliance with the Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 Act, which states that employees must follow appropriate systems of work laid down for their safety.
  • If an employee has received no training, the responsibility lies solely with the employer should there be an injury caused by a manual handling procedure. Not only does this increase risk within the workplace, but you, as an employer, would be liable for any fines and prosecution.
  • 27% of all workplace injuries that require over a week off work are due to manual handling. Injuries of 7 days or more must be reported to the HSE. Most of these injuries can be avoided with adequate training.
  • Manual handling injuries cause damage to the back and lower spine area where just 5 of the 33 vertebrae support the entire weight of the head and torso. This lower spine area has far more flexibility and movement and can be particularly vulnerable to injury.
  • The recurrence rate for back injuries is 70%, and one of the main reasons injuries are so common is that many are caused by the cumulative effects of repeating an activity with poor posture, which can be avoided with proper training.

Provide your staff with effective manual handling today with our cost-effective training solution available on all platforms. Be safe and book your manual handling training course today.

To make the training course more user-friendly, it has been divided into three modules, each comprising a Q&A multiple choice section at the end. To progress to the next module, you must pass each module with a score of at least 85%. However, if you don't pass a module on your first attempt, you will be given unlimited access to the course material until you meet the required standard. Upon completing the entire course, you will receive a training certificate instantly via email. This certificate is well-recognized by principal contractors and local authorities.

Your Manual Handling training certificate is valid for three years.

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