25 mins - valid for 6 months
Course Cost (excl. VAT): £9.99
Understanding the effect that lifting or supporting different objects can have on the body can help eliminate many of the risks associated with manual handling. Did you know that more than a third of the injuries reported to the Health and Safety Executive and local authorities each year, which lead to absences of over three days, result from manual handling?
This course helps you assess the risks involved in moving, lifting or carrying heavy or awkward objects, and explains the correct techniques to use.
Who is the course for?
This course is appropriate for anyone, but particularly those who are required to lift, carry or move objects in the workplace. It's suitable for office workers too - and not just people who may work in traditionally physical jobs or manual labour.
What will you get from this course?
When you've completed this course, you'll be able to:
•identify common issues with manual handling
•raise awareness of the issues among your colleagues, employees and managers
•take appropriate action to prevent accidents and breaches of legislation
This course uses audio, onscreen text and animation to maximise your learning. As you're using the course you'll find each lesson is interactive, with activities and simulations to help you through. There are also exercises and quizzes to make sure you get to practise the different areas you're studying.
You'll be able to access real life examples, expert advice and tips on how to apply the learning from you course in the real world. There's even a glossary to help you understand any new words you come across so you don't get confused.
You can start the course straight away and access it at any time, providing you can use a computer with an internet connection. The course is available for six months from the date of purchase.
•Why does it matter?
•What does the law say?
•The key elements of manual handling
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