Course Overview: Manual Handling in the Workplace
Manual handling training is important for everyone to undertake to help reduce the chances of incurring an injury whilst manually handling loads in their work environment.
Ensuring employees and managers are educated on the risks caused by poor manual handling techniques is one of the most effective ways to reduce injuries and absences from work.
Manual Handling Legislation
The Manual Handling Operations Regulations are the most significant when it comes to this area of safety, sometimes incorrectly referred to as the ‘manual handling act’.
One of the most important elements of the legislation is that, it placed a requirement on employers to act in respect of manual handling and ensured that they had a responsibility to their employees.
- Who should take this training course?
Anyone who may need to lift items in their workplace or as part of their job role. This training is suitable for any working environment.
Any employer looking to meet their legal obligations to provide health and safety training to their employees will benefit from taking this course.
- Manual Handling Certificate
At the end of our Manual Handling in the Workplace course, there is a test to complete, with 15 multiple choice questions. You need to achieve a pass mark of 85%, but you can take the test six times at no extra charge if necessary.
If you require extra attempts to pass, this can be arranged by contacting the Virtual College support team.
Learners will be able to download a digital certificate on completion of each course. This can be printed, and we suggest you keep it for your records. The content of this training has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.
How it Works
This is a general guide to how the learning management system works.
This is an online course, all the training will be taken through your browser window. There will be no face-to-face sessions with instructors nor will you receive any training material through the post.
If you wish you may print out any page of the training material and may also print the notes you took during the training. You can also revisit the training material at any time, even after you have completed the course.
The material for this course has been broken down into several smaller lessons, each lesson dealing with a specific area of the overall subject.
The lesson consists of a series of pages in which an instructor will talk you through the lesson material at a pace that suits you. Pages may also include supporting pictures, graphs, animation or extra sounds to help with the learning where appropriate. Some lessons will include challenges/quizzes to help you keep in touch and interested in the material.
Lessons can be taken in any order and each lesson may be PAUSED and RESUMED at any stage. When all lessons in the course have been completed our system will realise and automatically record that you have successfully completed the course.
The course is self-paced so you decide how fast or slow the training goes. You can complete the course in stages revisiting the training at any time, however the training and test usually take between 2 to 3 hours to complete, depending on learning speed.
Learners are required to achieve a 75% pass mark to successfully complete the course. If necessary, the learner may attempt the test 3 times at no extra cost, having revisited the training material. If learners have not achieved the 75% pass mark, further attempts may be given by contacting Learner Support.