Manual Handling At Work

The fundamentals of manual handling at work. Why proper manual handling is important, understanding the risks and how to prevent musculoskeletal injuries.

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No one plans to injure themselves while lifting or moving items at work. But it happens, a lot. Poor manual handling technique is a major cause of workplace injuries and the subsequent musculoskeletal injuries sustained can range from mild discomfort to severe pain to more serious life-changing conditions.

It is not just about the injury to your body. Lengthy absence from your work can be damaging to your bank balance, your career and your happiness, too. This short e-learning course will help you understand the fundamentals of manual handling to help you avoid injuries and stay fit and healthy at work.


Course Objectives

By the end of this course learners shall:

Learn why manual handling technique is so important

Learn how to minimize the risk of injury

Understand more about how the law protects employees

Learn the fundamentals of manual handling to stay safe at work

Avoid painful injuries and forced time off work

Your Instructor

Quartz Training Solutions
Quartz Training Solutions

Quartz specializes in delivering e-learning courses and business tools to organizations and the general public. They deliver a range of professional development courses, health and safety courses, environment courses and general work force courses.

All programs are developed to align with industry standards and they offer many skillsets that are a necessity for the modern workplace. Their training facilitators are certified trainers and assessors and backgrounds range from various sectors which include; training and development, health and safety, environmental management and more.

Quartz only works in conjunction with subject matter experts (SME's) on course topics which ensures you receive the best top-quality training in the topics you choose to study.

Course Curriculum

  OHS105 - Manual Handling At Work Assessment
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Who Should Complete This Course ?

This course is suitable for participation by anyone at a workplace and especially anyone that has to move items as part of their work (even office workers get injured). It’s particularly important if your job involves physical work and high rates of injury occur in the groups noted below. This course is also suitable for anyone wishing to gain a better understanding about manual handling techniques. The course is relevant for:

✔ Suitable for everyone at the workplace
✔ Individuals, managers, supervisor's, leaders or team leaders
✔ Safety and environment specialists, engineers, health workers, manufacturing
✔ Farm workers and other agricultural occupations, postal, courier and delivery workers
✔ Nurses and elderly care workers, warehouse and retail stock personnel

✔ Military personnel, nightclub and entertainment workers, construction and tradespeople

✔ Organizations that need to train their employees in safe manual handling techniques

The course is based on standard industry requirements and has been designed in collaboration with industry subject matter experts. The course is an internationally recognized CPD course. (Continued Professional Development)

Completion will give participants the confidence to provide and maintain a healthier and safer workplace for themselves and others.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.
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