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Manual Handling Course

Moving or lifting objects incorrectly is one of the most common causes of injury at work, accounting for more than a third of all workplace injuries. Training on this aspect of health and safety is about teaching your employees to move heavy items safely either by lifting, carrying, lowering, pushing or pulling them. This interactive and engaging online manual handling course on designed for learners will minimize the risk of injuries resulting in lower absenteeism and higher morale.

Course Length: 25 minutes

Category: Health & Safety

Updated in 2022

What to expect from the manual handling course

This online course covers awareness of how to lift loads safely and how to minimise the risks of lifting and how to avoid lifting altogether. It uses the TILEO mnemonic to help people assess risk and uses video to show how to conduct a safe team lift.

  • The three steps: avoid lifting, assess the risks, and reduce the risks of lifting
  • The types of injury that result from lifting, stacking, pushing and pulling
  • How to lift, stack, push and pull safely
  • The risks of a lift using TILEO
  • The risks of manual handling they identify
  • How to conduct a safe team lift
  • How mechanical aids might help a lift

If your employees work in care or where their job involves moving people, you may be interested in our moving and handling people training course too.

*This eLearning only provides awareness education. Face to face training would be needed in addition in order to complete the all round skills and knowledge to be able to carry this forward practically in your organisation.

Course details

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Anyone who needs to lift, stack, push and pull objects at work

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25 minutes with a 5 minute post course test

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eBook Available

Frequently asked questions

What is manual handling training?

Manual handling training covers how to move or lift objects to avoid injury at work safely. Our course will suit employees with jobs that involve heavy lifting to help minimise the risk of injuries resulting in absences.

How often manual handling training should be given?

Manual handling training should be delivered and completed in accordance to industry requirements; however, most safety association governance suggests that employees who are responsible for lifting heavy items on the job should complete this training at least once every year.

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