Manual Handling injuries are the cause of most lost working days in the UK, with sprains and strains due to the incorrect lifting and moving of objects causing most suffering to employees.
The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and subsequent Regulations require that employees are provided with information and training and this general requirement should be supplemented with specific training and information on manual handling.
The Manual Handling Operations Regulations do not set any weight limits for lifting and carrying loads and amendments in 2002 clearly now require employees to have adequate or appropriate knowledge or training.
The Regulations will apply to nearly all work activities from offices to care homes and factories. There will be different risks associated with different sectors and the Manual Handling e-Learning Course offers learning outcomes which are suitable for all.
The e-Learning Course provides an effective means of ensuring that employees are aware of their responsibilities and have understood the principles of the safe moving and lifting of loads.
Roles and responsibilities for health, safety and welfare in the workplace
Employers and employees duties relating to health, safety and welfare at work
The consequences for noncompliance with health and safety legislation
The requirements for training and competence in the workplace
The ways in which health and safety information can be communicated
How risk assessments contribute to health and safety
The terms ‘hazard’ and ‘risk’
The process for carrying out a risk assessment
How risk assessment can be used to reduce accidents and ill health at work
How to identify and control the risks from common workplace hazards
The hazards that may be found in a range of workplaces
How hazards can cause harm or damage to people, work processes, the workplace and the environment
The principle of the risk control hierarchy
Examples of risk controls for common workplace hazards
The procedures for responding to accidents and incidents in the workplace
The common causes of workplace accidents and ill health
The actions that might need to be taken following an incident in the workplace
The arrangements that should be in place in a workplace for emergencies and first aid
Why it is important to record all incidents, accidents and ill health
Manual Handling e-Learning Course
This e-learning course is ideal for those staff members who are required to engage in manual handling as part of their role. It is also suitable for those learners taking a Level 2 Manual Handling qualification.