Manual Handling - Off The Shelf Elearning Courses

In the UK, approximately one-third of all working days are lost as a result of poor health due to improper manual handling of heavy goods. Without training in manual handling techniques, your employees are at risk of various musculoskeletal disorders and injuries.

The laws and regulations require employers to manage the risks to their employees regarding manual handling and provide instructions on how to properly handle heavy loads to avoid damages to health. It is part of the training on how to create a safe working environment for all employees.

At Sponge, we have developed a Manual Handling elearning Course that will enable the user to understand what is needed to manually handle goods with care, the best ways of carrying heavy loads and how to apply the correct manual handling techniques. Training is necessary to prevent musculoskeletal disorders resulting from poor manual handling practice. This training course is suitable for any user who is required to carry heavy loads in their work.

Fully online and interactive, available 24/7 on any device, with no time limits, thanks to the Sponge state-of-the-art LMS. The online manual handling training has an assessment at the end of the course and a certificate can be downloaded upon successful completion of the course.

Regulations: The elearning course covers key information surrounding Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 (the Regulations), as amended by the Health and Safety (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2002 under the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 (the HSW Act) as well as Guidance on the Regulations as is provided by HSE's guidance - L23 Manual handling: guidance on the Regulations, (file 313) including the revisions provided in March 2004. Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 (MHSWR).

This elearning course only provides awareness education. Face-to-face training would be needed also to complete the all-round skills and knowledge to be able to carry this forward practically in your organisation.

Course outline

  • Manual handling risk factors and how injuries can occur
  • Statistics around injuries sustained while manual handling
  • Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Employer and employee responsibility / LITEO
  • Key Physical Risk Factors
  • How to move something safely
  • Pushing and pulling
  • Assessment

Learning outcomes

  • Understand learner's responsibilities when manual handling
  • Comprehend the risks that they undertake when manual handling
  • Have a good foundational understanding of the theory that is involved when moving, lifting, pushing and pulling an object

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