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Manual Handling Training Sussex & Kent

Manual handling accidents account for more than a third of accidents reported each year to the enforcing authorities.

Manual Handling Training

Who is this qualification aimed at?

The Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 require employers to ensure that all employees are trained and competent in manual handling. Manual handling accidents account for more than a third of accidents reported each year to the enforcing authorities. It is estimated that more than 500,000 people in Great Britain suffer from a musculoskeletal disorder (MSD) mainly affecting the upper limbs or neck that was caused, or made worse, by their current or past work.

This Manual Handling Training Course provides the necessary information and training for organisations to understand more about the risks associated with manual handling, how to undergo a risk assessment and how to ensure appropriate control measures are put in place.

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Training Course Information

The manual handling course is aimed at all levels of employees who may undertake manual handling operations, including the transporting of a load of items by lifting, putting down, pushing, pulling, carrying or moving thereof by hand or by bodily force. This includes, but is not limited to, professions such as:

  • Warehouse and factory staff
  • Heavy manual labourers
  • Unloading and loading of vehicles
  • Construction and building site workers
  • Office workers
  • Delivery drivers
  • Farmhands

Assessment

Attainment of the Learning Outcomes will be assessed by a multiple-choice examination

Entry requirements

The examination is provided by RSPH Qualifications. The multiple choice test consists of 45 questions and is of ninety minutes duration. Candidates must achieve a score of 30/45 in order to pass the assessment.

What does it cover?

Course content
The course is divided into five accessible, interactive modules and also includes an assessment at the end:

  • Introduction and Legislation – what is manual handling? Causes of injury, benefits of controlling risks, manual handling legislation, employer and employee duties and HSE guidance.
  • Identifying the Risks – types of injury, occupations most at risk, the musculoskeletal system, the mechanics of movement and factors that increase the risk of harm.
  • Risk Assessments – what is a risk assessment? Identifying task, load and environmental hazards, deciding who may be harmed, evaluating risks, recording findings and reviewing and updating.
  • Reducing and Controlling the Risks – preparing a manual handling operation, hierarchy of control measures, individual capacity, can manual handling be avoided? Reducing the risk of harm, mechanical aids, changing the task, load and environment, personal protective equipment and reducing the risks from team handling.
  • Manual Handling Techniques – lifting from low levels, carrying, lowering from height, pushing and pulling, team handling and further information.

Level 3 Award in Health and Safety for Supervisors in the Workplace

Who is this qualification aimed at?

The Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 places responsibilities on employers and employees with respect to health and safety at work. For supervisors this includes responsibilities to ensure staff are suitably monitored and supervised with respect to health and safety.

What does it cover?

The Level 3 Award in Health and Safety for Supervisors in the Workplace will help to equip supervisors and those wishing to improve their knowledge of health and safety with the requisite knowledge for carrying out their health and safety role in the workplace.
Holders of this qualification will have a good understanding of the hazards and risks in the workplace and their possible effects, the importance of supervision and safe systems of work.

Course content

It covers:

  •  The principal legal requirements for health, safety and welfare in the workplace
  • How safety management systems can contribute to health and safety in the workplace
  • How the likelihood of accidents and ill health in the workplace can be reduced
  • How health and safety is monitored in the workplace

The qualification has 25 guided learning hours.

There are no restrictions on entry.  Nevertheless, RSPH recommends that candidates already possess a qualification in health and safety at Level 2 before studying this qualification.

Assessment
Attainment of the Learning Outcomes will be assessed by a multiple-choice examination

Entry requirements
The examination is provided by RSPH Qualifications. The multiple choice test consists of 45 questions and is of ninety minutes duration. Candidates must achieve a score of 30/45 to pass the assessment.

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