Who is the course for?

This eLearning course is aimed at individuals required to carry out manual handling activities at work.

Is previous experience required?

You do not need prior knowledge or experience to complete this course and it is assumed that you are competent in your designated role.

How will the course benefit me?

Manual handling is a major cause of workplace injury in many industries across the world. This course will give you a basic understanding of the dangers of manual handling and how these can be avoided by adopting good practices.

The knowledge gained in this course will help you to stay safe when carrying out various manual handling tasks at your workplace. It will also explain how to risk assess manual handling activities.

How will the course benefit my company?

By following good practices for manual handling, you contribute to the safety of the asset, your fellow workers and yourself. A reduction in incidents means a safer working environment for everyone.

What standards are referenced in the course?

This course does not refer to specific legislation or standards but is written to current HSE guidelines and industry best practice.

Is there an assessment?

Once you have completed the course, you will be asked a series of questions to check your knowledge and understanding. These are based on the learning objectives for the course and have a pass mark of 80%.