Moving & Manual Handling

This e-learning course covers how to assess and reduce the risks that can occur when moving, lifting and carrying.

The aim is to help reduce the number of manual handling related illnesses and accidents in the workplace and to promote good attitudes amongst the staff.

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Content to suit you

Manual Handling in the Workplace

This course is designed for those who want to learn about the risk and hazards that come with manual handling in the workplace.

Moving and Handling for Health and Social Care

Suited to all staff, this course covers the basics of stance, posture and team handling in a safe and effective manner.

"I found this course easy to follow and informative. I can apply all I learnt to my job role." - Paul Pallett, Runwood

"I really enjoying completing this training course. It was very informative and I feel I have a much better understanding." - Jodie Newman, Signature Senior Lifestyles Operations Ltd

Training objectives

Course content

Training objectives

  • Recognise basic principles of moving and manual handling
  • Understand the potential risks associated with poor moving and handling
  • Use effective techniques to lift and handle loads safely
  • Comply with safe working practices when pushing and pulling
  • Recognise the importance of using mechanical aids to minimise risks
  • Avoid, assess and reduce Manual Handling, wherever possible

Course content

  • What is Manual Handling? - This section will cover what manual handling is, the types of accidents, injuries and the risks as well as manual handling regulations and legislations
  • Assessing the Risks - This section will cover betting lifting and handling including, effective lifting and handling techniques, using mechanical aids as well as pushing, pulling and team lifting methods.
  • Better Lifting and Handling - This section will cover the importance of assessing the risks including, the task and individual preforming the task as well as the load you are lifting and the environment you are lifting in.
  • Alleviate poor techniques - ensures the learner is working to current moving and handling guidelines, and alleviates any poor techniques that they may have adopted, therefore minimising the risk of injury to themselves.
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