Who is this course for?
Interested in completing a health and safety qualification?
Do you want to learn how to lift and move objects safely in line with legal obligations?
Do you want a qualification that could lead to further training opportunities?
Do you want or need a CPD certified health and safety qualification to enhance your CV?
This course is for people and professionals who are wanting to gain a CPD certified Health and safety qualification that can lead to further training opportunities. This course is a short, auto-marked programme that will give you the knowledge you need to develop your awareness of the legal obligations associated with moving and handling of objects.
- Study anywhere and at your own pace.
- Enrol at any time.
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.
This course is purely online. You will learn from the comfort of your own home, in your own time and at your own pace. By enrolling on this course you will get access to award-winning learning and assessment materials.
There are no formal entry requirements, but you will need to provide evidence that you have been a resident of the UK/EU for the past three years. You would also need a good level of English in order to understand the course materials and complete the course.
As you would be studying from home you would need an internet connection and access to a computer, tablet or smartphone.
How will progress be monitored and assessed?
Your learning is completed online through our online learning platform. All assessments are completed on that platform and you receive immediate feedback as they are marked online, automatically.
Successful completion of this course will provide you with a CPD certified Manual Handling qualification that you can add to your CV.
After completing this course, could I progress onto another course?
At the end of this course you will be able to enrol on further SAFL or college courses. See our full course offer here.
Costs and Fees?
There are no fees charged to you.
Your course fees are paid for through the West Midlands Combined Authority, which is government funding.