Course overview

Injuries can happen as a result of incorrect handling and moving. I slipped a disc once from trying to bench press a 1980s photocopier. I couldn’t move for a whole week. Naturally this course is about lifting, moving and handling loads safely. It looks at the legal requirements of manual handling and provides a wider understanding and knowledge of manual handling, correct lifting principles, the risks involved and the control measures available so you can keep safe.

Learning objectives:

  • Understand what manual handling is & identify where to use it
  • Understand why you should lift responsibly
  • Explain the term ‘manual handling’ and other terminology
  • Appreciate how injuries can happen as a result of incorrect handling and moving
  • Identify the hazards and risks associated with manual handling
  • Demonstrate the principles of safe handling and moving
  • Understand good working practices
  • Explain the main provisions of the Manual Handling Operations Regulations
  • Recognise your personal manual handling capabilities
  • Summary / Quiz

Course resources

Complete the eModule to gain your certificate (subscription required).