The EssentialSkillz Manual Handling online training covers lifting and lowering, carrying, pushing and pulling. It provides an introduction to the anatomy of the back so that learners can understand the importance of avoiding hazardous handling approaches, and work out which of the handling tasks they carry out could put undesirable strain on their bodies.
The online Manual Handling course explains how to use “TILE” (Task, Individual, Load, Environment) to assess the risks of a handling task, and to plan the work to reduce the risk. The principles of good lifting technique are covered, with illustrations to show examples of good practice.
Typical problems with lifting are explained, to help students avoid these problems (for example, handling slippery loads, twisting at the same time as lifting or lowering). Examples of specific types of lift (team lifts, lifting into a car boot, lifting while seated, two-stage lift) are included.
While the test provides evidence of understanding the information provided in the course, it is recommended that where a job role includes significant elements of manual handling, understanding is assessed by a competent person observing the individual carrying out handling in the workplace.
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