Manual Handling Safety at Work

Exploring the hazards of manual handling in the workplace.

Overview

Why take this course?

Approximately 25 million working days are lost each year due to work-related illness or workplace injury. Within that, a staggering number are a result of work-related incidents that could have easily been avoided.

This short, auto-marked programme will give you the knowledge you need to understand risks in relation to manual handing, and will inform you how to control and and act upon any likely hazards present in your particular place of work.

What you will experience

This course has four main sections:

Section 1: The reasons for safe manual handling
This section will cover any ill health associated with incorrect manual handling, the employers' and employees' duties and the possible consequences for non-compliance with health and safety requirements and regulations.

Section 2: How manual handling risk assessments contribute to health and safety
Learners will understand the implicit hazards and risks in manual handling work, the process of manual handling risk assessments and the key principles of the risk control hierarchy for manual handling.

Section 3: Principles, equipment and testing requirements for manual handling safety
In this section, the learner will understand the principles of safe movement for manual handling, identify the types of equipment for manual handling tasks and learn the requirements for testing, servicing and examining of manual handling and lifting equipment.

Section 4: Applying safe manual handling principles
This section will demonstrate efficient and safe manual handling principles, which covers moving a load manually on your own, good handling techniques and using manual handling aids and equipment.

Student in a classroom

Key facts

Mode of study
Distance Learning
Method of study

This course will require you to manage your workload independently, without tutor support.

Subject area

What you need to know

Anything else?

This is a Distance Learning course which means you can study at home, in the workplace or wherever you choose at times that are convenient for you. You do not have any classes to attend. The materials for this course are provided as webpages for you to work through online. As you progress through the course materials you will find explanations of each feature, followed by practical exercises.

Next steps

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Availability

Duration Fees Code
6 Hours £40.00
YBNMH
-O171A
Paper applications only

Paper applications

You must submit a paper application form for this course and return it to us completed and signed.

Completed forms should be returned to the following freepost address:

The Student Information & Admissions Manager
North East Scotland College
FREEPOST RTJJ-TXBA-AEZS
Aberdeen City Campus
Gallowgate
Aberdeen
Scotland
UK AB25 1BN

Should you have any problems with your application, please contact the Student Advice Centre:

Telephone: 01224 612330
Email: enquiry@nescol.ac.uk

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