InstructorCarl Nickson
TypeOnline Course
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Employers not only have a legal obligation to train their staff in safe moving and handling of objects, under the Health and Safety at Work Act, but poor lifting techniques and a lack of training cost businesses time and money. The employee themselves suffer too through pain and financial loss. This training course will enable managers and staff to become legally compliant, ensuring everyone plays their part in the aims of health and safety as dictated under the legal act. Employers will also benefit in saving costs, from illness, injury, high staff turnover and legal action.

Pre requisites 

There is no required training to complete prior to taking this course, however a basic understanding of the English language is required. You will need to be able to understand and read sufficiently enough to understand the content of the course and complete the multiple choice exam at the end. It is advisable to have some form of basic understanding of health and safety matters.

Who is this course for?

This course is ideal for any company to train anyone carrying out the role of supervisor or above, to comply with the Health and Safety at Work Act. It is also ideal to complete and update your CV, to stand out from others, when applying for new careers. This course is more indepth than the standard safe moving and handling course, ensuring a high level of training and compliance.

What’s next?

Continuing from here, the next step is completing training in any Health and Safety module. You can choose from Health and Safety or Fire Safety. Depending on which career you are pursuing further courses would benefit you like the Prevention of Underage Sales, Retail Crime Prevention and Alcohol Licensing.

Course content

  • Common causes of injury
  • Costs of manual handling injuries
  • Manual Handling and the law
  • The musculoskeletal system
  • The mechanics of movement
  • Types of common injuries
  • Risk assessing
  • Control measures to reduce risks
  • Principles behind safe manual handling
  • Manual handling equipment