Manual Handling training training course

Lifting related injuries are rated by HSE as causing over a third of all workplace injuries. Unsafe techniques can cause you and the people you support a lot of harm. Use this course to keep your knowledge up to date and to keep yourself and your patient/the person you support as safe as possible.

Safe Manual Handling is also required by law. Along with the Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 (MHOR, the The Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1999 (13(2)) and the Council Directive 90/269/EEC (1990) also highlight the importance of health and safety in the workplace when it comes to lifting and handling.

  • Define the term manual handling
  • Describe the key terms in relation to manual handling
  • Describe the current legislation
  • Identify agreed ways of working
  • List a range of items of manual handling equipment and their uses
  • Explain importance of keeping up to date on current techniques, equipment and legislation
  • Describe the basic anatomy of the human body including the structure of the spine
  • Describe potential injuries to the individual from failing to follow approved techniques
  • Describe potential injuries to the worker from failing to follow approved techniques
  • Describe the potential legal consequences of injuries to the individual
  • Describe responsibilities of a worker’s own role
  • Identify the limitations of a worker’s own role
  • Describe the role of others
  • Describe when advice or assistance should be sought
  • Describe why preparatory checks are necessary
  • List a range of precautions for infection prevention and control
  • Describe the difference between formal and informal risk assessments
  • Describe the steps that should be taken to ensure dignity
  • Describe how the environment can be a barrier
  • Describe ways to overcome environmental barriers
  • Describe why it is important to communicate with the individual prior to assisting and moving
  • Understand how to support the individual to prepare before assisting and moving - Describe why it is important to communicate with others prior to assisting and moving
  • Understand how to support the individual to prepare before assisting and moving - Describe what factors should be taken into account if there is conflict
This course has been designed specifically for people who want to know more about manual handling of objects in the workplace.
This course will take 45 minutes to complete.

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Manual Handling eLearning course - Grey Matter Learning

Aims of the Manual Handling course

By the end of the training, you will:

  • Understand the key concepts of manual handling
  • Identify various items of equipment and what they are used for
  • Understand the impact of assisting and moving of objects in the workplace
  • Understand your role and the roles of others in assisting and moving objects
  • Understand the requirements for preparing the environment prior to moving
  • Have an awareness of the relevant legislation
  • Understand health and safety relating to moving and handling

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I found some of the questions very interesting, covered topics that have never been discussed before in training. They made me think and question myself, excellent course.

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