ONLINE ACADEMY 365 ONLINE LEARNING ZONE
A comprehensive online course covering the key aspects of manual handling and its risks.
This course is designed to give the learner a good understanding of how to safely undertake a manual handling operation. It covers topics including: what is manual handling; the legal requirements behind manual handling operations; risk assessment; manual handling techniques; etc.
Chapter 1: Setting the scene
After setting the scene for the course, this chapter goes on to explore the question of “what is manual handling?”. It further goes on to look at the legal requirements, expectations and responsibilities around the subject.
Chapter 2: Dangers of poor manual handling
In this chapter, we look at the dangers of poor manual handling and possible musculoskeletal injuries that can result from it. To aid understanding of such injuries, the chapter also includes a section on the spine and how it attaches to muscle and bone.
Chapter 3: Risk assessments
This chapter is all about looking at the manual handling task and conducting a risk assessment to ensure that the operation is conducted in a safe manner. This is probably the most crucial aspect of any manual handling operation.
Chapter 4: Techniques
This is the chapter where all the action is! It covers the various techniques that are considered to be good practice when carrying out manual handling tasks.
Chapter 5: Employer responsibilities
This final chapter makes you aware of your employer’s responsibilities, under health and safety legislation, for conducting manual handling risk assessments. It concludes, almost as course revision, with the Health and Safety Executive’s own “Lifting Code”.
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