Duration: Less than an hour
Certification endorsed by: CPD
Price: £25 (discounts apply, see opposite)
This amusing short video Manual Handling online course ensures your compliance with the Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 and the HSAW Act 1974.
This Manual Handling Awareness course identifies the risks, causes and consequences of poor handling techniques. It looks at the best practice you need to follow to help prevent injury to yourself and others.
Who is the Manual Handling online course for?
Pretty much everyone!
Manual handling injuries can happen in any workplace – on building sites, in factories, offices, warehouses, shops, hospitals, schools, banks, laboratories, and while making deliveries or though repetitive working. Heavy manual labour, awkward postures, manual materials handling, and previous or existing injury, are all risk factors in developing musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). It could be a very regular, or an infrequent task in a person’s day-to-day work.
Good manual handling techniques are a vital part of keeping healthy and productive.
This is important training – no-one wins if the trainee isn’t concentrating. Shout Out Safety courses are entertaining exactly because we’re serious about Health & Safety training. Learning is easier when people are engaged (and they engage much more when they’re entertained).
About the Manual handling online course
This entry-level CPD accredited course is in 4 sections and covers the following subjects:
- What is manual handling?
- Manual handling injuries
- Medical descriptions
- Duty of employers and employees
- Avoid, assess or reduce the risk
- Best practice: doing it safely
There are 4 sets of questions which you will need to answer. Achieve the passmark and you’ll be able to move onto the next section.
This Manual Handling video course is accredited and endorsed by The CPD Certification Service. Once you’ve completed the course you’ll be able to immediately download a unique, personalized and endorsed certificate to keep with your records or to pass onto your employer.
When do I get my certificate?
Unlike many e-Leaning courses, you’ll get you certificate immediately after you pass the course. It will be in your name and you can download it as soon as you’ve watched all the clips and successfully passed the tests.
How long is this course going to take?
We suggest you allocate 30 minutes. It’s short but it contains the essential information you need to know.
How is the course delivered?
The course is presented as a set of four short video clips. Simply press play and the first clip will be shown. Watch it, concentrate on the information and after the clip finishes there will be a set of questions for you to answer on the information you’ve just watched.
Is there a passmark?
Yes. Every set of questions requires you to get 75% to move on to the next clip.
Can I re-sit the test?
Yes you can. If you don’t get the 75% pass mark you can re-sit the test but the questions are likely to be different to the ones you just attempted.
Can I watch the clip again?
Yes you can. As many times as you want to.
Can I fast forward through the clip?
No, we’ve disabled that facility. When we were setting these courses up we looked at some other e-Learning courses out there and found out we could fast forward to the end of each section. In our opinion, that’s no way to learn. This stuff is important and could save lives and stop accidents and injuries – that’s why we make sure that you have to watch the video through to the end.
Why are the courses delivered by video?
Watching moving images and swiftly decoding the messages within, is second nature to us all. The average viewer in the UK watches more than 3 hand a half hours of TV a day. What better way to receive information whilst at work? But there’s another key reason. On average video learners score 37 percent better than text learners on a post-training test. On retention tests given a few days following the training session, video learners’ scores were 45 percent greater when compared to the text group. (University of Twente, 2012)
Training by video is simply a more effective way to learn.
Is the video just someone talking at me?
Nope. We create scenarios, we interview victims and medical experts, we show what you should be doing and a lot of the things you shouldn’t be doing. We make these videos as entertaining as we can. When you’re entertained, you’re concentrating. That’s key. We also use a professional crew and the outstanding actor, Mark Roper.
Work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs), including manual handling injuries, are the most common type of occupational ill health in the UK. Back pain and other MSDs account for approximately 40 per cent of all sickness absence in the NHS, resulting in a cost in the region of £400 million each year.
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) defines manual handling as the transporting or supporting of a load, including lifting, putting down, pushing, pulling, carrying or moving. For some members of staff, manual handling accidents can result in long periods of sick leave and for others it can even lead to the end of their career.
A large number of employers will already have programmes in place that can deliver continuing manual handling instruction to their staff. Training should take place regularly to refresh, update and re-emphasise the information received on earlier training courses.
(NHS Employers – 2016)