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Manual Handling Safety at Work

Subject Area

Health & Safety & First Aid

Student Type

Adults

Study Mode

Distance Learning

What is the course about?

This short, auto-marked programme will give you the knowledge you need to understand the risks associated with manual handling and how to deal with these risks.

Why should I choose the course?

Benefits against other Manual Handling Safety at Work courses:

Employees can learn from their own home, in their own time

Employees get access to award-winning learning and assessment materials.

What will I learn?

Section 1: The reasons for safe manual handling

This section covers the injuries and ill health associated with incorrect manual handling, the employers’ and employees’ duties and the consequences for non-compliance with health and safety requirements at work.

Section 2: How manual handling risk assessments contribute to health and safety

You will develop your understanding of the hazards and risks in manual handling work, the process for carrying out a manual handling risk assessment and the principles of the risk control hierarchy for manual handling.

Section 3: Principles, equipment and testing requirements for manual handling safety

In this section, you will cover the principles of safe movement for manual handling, the types of equipment used for manual handling tasks and the requirements for testing, servicing and examining manual handling and lifting equipment.

Section 4: Applying safe manual handling principles

This section covers efficient and safe manual handling principles, including moving a load manually on your own, using manual handling aids and equipment, and undertaking a manual handling task as part of a team.

What will the course lead on to?

We offer a wide range of other CPD courses. For more information please refer to the website or contact Learner Services on 01925494400 or email learner.services@wvr.ac.uk.

Are there any links with industry and university?

All modules will be linked to generic business needs as well as personal development needs.

What support is available?

We have a team of staff dedicated to providing learning support if required, as well as a Welfare Team that is on hand to offer guidance, support and help when needed. Additionally, eligible students can access a wide range of finance and funding support to help them during their time at college.

Click here for learning support: https://wvr.ac.uk/college-life/learning-support

Click here for finance support: https://wvr.ac.uk/college-life/financial-support

Why should I choose to study the course at Warrington & Vale Royal College?

Warrington Vale Royal has been rated as a good college in the latest Ofsted inspection. It has an excellent reputation for vocational courses and responds to specific business needs when requested.

What are the entry requirements?

There are no specific entry requirements but learners should have access to and be able to use online learning platforms and be able to cope with level 2 literacy.

Are there any additional costs associated with the course?

There are no specific extra costs apart from access to IT and the internet and any books or stationery the learner wishes to purchase themselves.

Careers Information

Course options

Start Any Time

Duration
6 Weeks
Class Times
TBC
Location
Distance Learning
Day(s)
In your own time
Adult Fee
30
16-18 Fee
Contact College

Call to Enrol 01925 494 400

Fees Information
This course is FREE*. If you have not been resident in the UK for 3 years you may be subject to overseas fees. *Ts&Cs apply
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