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Manual Handling

Learn How To Manage The Risk Of Musculoskeletal Disorders Arising From Hazardous Manual Tasks.

Course Description


Lifting and handling is something we do every day, most of the time we don’t actually think about the risks and the damage that we could bring to ourselves. Damage, injury and pain due to poor manual handling techniques is only a lift away – even in the safety of your own home you are at risk.

It is estimated that millions of people suffer from musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) caused or made worse by their current or past work. Often the MSDs are as a result of manual handling incidents. Millions of working days were lost in one year as a result of such incidents, with each sufferer taking an average of 20 days off. Nearly all jobs involve some form of manual handling and the use of poor techniques to move material is the most common cause of injury at work.

This manual handling training course will provide you with an insight into the importance of taking care of your body and in particular your back and neck when lifting, pushing or pulling objects. You will learn regulations surrounding manual handling as well as clear techniques and guidance for correct manual handling techniques. Anyone involved in lifting, pulling or pushing of any kind in the workplace would benefit from the training. The training course will help you develop manual handling skills and an awareness of manual handling.

Learning Objectives


  • Be aware of the dangers faced in the working environment
  • Be able to explain the make up of and dangers to the spine
  • Know how to assess and approach a lift
  • Learn different lifting techniques

Course Requirements


Entry Requirements

  • Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.
  • Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer Requirements

  • Students will need access to a computer and the internet.
  • Minimum Specifications For Computers:
    • Microsoft Windows XP or later
    • OSX/iOS 6 or later
    • Modern Up To Date Browser
    • Google Chrome recommended

Additional Course Info


Course Summary

🎓 Delivery: Online

🔗 Access: Lifetime

🏆 Award: Certificate

🕐 Time: Self Paced

📢 Language: English

💬 Support: Email

🙋  Forum: Q&A

Course Formats:

💻 Interactive Media

🎬 Video

🎧 Audio

🎵 Audio Books

📈 Presentations

⏬ Resources

🎯 Quiz & Assessment

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This is a self study, self paced course offering complete flexibility with students taking charge of their own study schedule and pace. You can start anytime, learn and complete whenever you want, at your own discretion. Self-paced courses are supported by the online course resources and discussion forums with access to expert tutors on demand. Students have lifetime access and may complete the course and assessments on their own schedule.
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