The online Manual Handling course explains how to use TILEO (Task, Individual, Load, Environment, Other Factors) 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 learners 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.
Where manual handling is a significant element of an individual’s job role, it is recommended that this course is used as part of a blended learning approach, for example as preparation for a skills-based practical course, or as a refresher of the key points. RoSPA recommends our course to be combined with face-to-face training to provide users with all around skills and knowledge. Also, while the test provides evidence of understanding the information provided in the course, it is recommended for understanding to be assessed by a competent person observing the individual carrying out handling in the workplace
Like all EssentialSkillz courses, this Manual Handling eLearning course can be customised to meet your needs, enabling your workforce to understand the specific policies and procedures developed for your organisation. A designated course administrator can edit the text and images within the course, and link to organisation-specific documentation, all at no extra cost.