Manual Handling Awareness Course in Stoke, Staffordshire

This Manual Handling Awareness Course, delivered from the Acadame HQ in Stoke-on-Trent and across the UK, is organised by knowledgeable experts with industry experience. During this half-day course, you will be instructed on how to conduct a personal risk assessment, and how to understand the risks linked with manual handling. All our courses are delivered with the same attention to detail and quality. 

This Manual Handling Awareness Course helps employers ensure that they and their employees are sufficiently trained in the principles and practices of safe manual handling.

It follows the requirements of the Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 (MHOR) and provides a practical guide for managing and carrying out safe and healthy manual handling. The course also features videos, diagrams, and downloadable resources to use in your workplace.

  • 18
    Jul

    Manual Handling

    3 hours, 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    This Manual Handling course teaches delegates how to improve their manual handling technique, how to conduct a personal risk assessment, and how to understand the risks linked with manual handling.
    • £60.00 excl. VAT
  • 05
    Sep

    Manual Handling

    3 hours, 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    This Manual Handling course teaches delegates how to improve their manual handling technique, how to conduct a personal risk assessment, and how to understand the risks linked with manual handling.
    • £60.00 excl. VAT
  • 07
    Oct

    Manual Handling

    3 hours, 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    This Manual Handling course teaches delegates how to improve their manual handling technique, how to conduct a personal risk assessment, and how to understand the risks linked with manual handling.
    • £60.00 excl. VAT
  • 04
    Nov

    Manual Handling

    3 hours, 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    This Manual Handling course teaches delegates how to improve their manual handling technique, how to conduct a personal risk assessment, and how to understand the risks linked with manual handling.
    • £60.00 excl. VAT
  • 02
    Dec

    Manual Handling

    3 hours, 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    This Manual Handling course teaches delegates how to improve their manual handling technique, how to conduct a personal risk assessment, and how to understand the risks linked with manual handling.
    • £60.00 excl. VAT

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Suitability.

Whether you are an employee or self-employed and work in a controlled environment, our course is for you. It is especially important if you are carrying out repetitive tasks that involve manual handling.

Assessment.

Assessment will be by multiple-choice question paper at the end of the course. Learners are also expected to actively participate during the course.

Business benefits.

Learning outcomes.

Modules

What is covered in this Manual Handling Awareness course

1. What is Manual Handling?

Define the term manual handling

2. Manual Handling Tasks

  • Differentiate between manual handling and non-manual handling tasks
  • List common manual handling tasks within the

    learner’s work environment

3. The Spine

  • List the key functions of the spine
  • List the regions of the spine
  • Outline the function of the spinal discs
  • Explain the lever principle in relation to manual handling

4. Manual Handling Injuries

  • List common manual handling injuries
  • Give example of how different manual handling injuries may occur
  • Explain what is meant by the terms prolapsed disc and hernia

5. Cost of Poor Manual Handling

  • Outline the costs to businesses and individuals associated with manual handling injuries

6. The Law

  • Outline the requirements of the following:
    • Health and safety at work act
    • Management of health and safety regulations
    • Provision and use of work equipment regulations
    • Lifting operation and lifting equipment regulations
  • Outline the consequences for not complying with health and safety legislation

7. Manual Handling Regulations

  • Outline employee’s responsibilities related to the manual handling operations regulations
  • Outline employer’s responsibilities under the manual handling operations regulations
  • Identify manual handling operations within the work environment
  • Identify ways of avoiding manual handling operations

8. Manual Handling Risk Assessment

  • Outline the principles of a risk assessment
  • Outline the competencies of a manual handling risk assessor
  • List the steps involved in a manual handling risk assessment
  • Give examples for each of the main manual handling hazard groups
  • Outline the hierarchy of control in relation to a manual handling risk assessment
  • Identify control measures for a range of risks
  • Outline the principles for recording and reviewing risk assessments

9. Safer Handling Techniques

  • Describe safer lifting and movement principles used in manual handling

10. Manual Handling Equipment

  • Identify equipment that can be used to reduce the risk of manual handling injuries
  • Describe the principles of testing, servicing and examination of manual handling and lifting equipment

FAQ

Most frequent questions and answers from the Manual Handling Awareness course

How long does the Manual Handling course take to complete?

The classroom course is held over half a day.

Will I be issued with a certificate upon successful Manual Handling completion?

Yes. On successful completion the learner will receive a digital Acadame certificate. The certificate will be forwarded at a later date. A proof of pass can be immediately provided if required though.

How long is the Manual Handling certificate valid for?

Certification for this course is valid for 3 years. To remain certified in this area, you will need to take a refresher course before the expiry date.

Are there any entry requirements for Manual Handling?

The minimum entry requirement for the Manual Handling Awareness Course is a good understanding of spoken and written English. If you have any concerns in this area, please call us.

 

Our Health & Safety Training Managed Service

Our home for Manual Handling Awareness Training might be in Staffordshire, but we have upcoming courses running from at least 12 other national locations and with our managed service, if we can’t accommodate you at any of those, no matter what corner of the country you are in, we will do the hard work for you and scour the market. We will work closely with local and national providers on your behalf; whereby we place you at the same cost as if you were buying direct so that you can really rationalise your supply chain and have a single invoice.

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