Manual Handling at Work Overview

Manual Handling at Work Course Outline

Module 1: Manual Handling and Safe Lifting

  • What is Manual Handling?
  • Basic Rules of Good Lifting
  • Techniques of Safe Lifting
  • Pushing or Pulling Loads

Module 2: Risks Involved in Manual Handling

  • Hazard and Risk
  • Risk Factors of Manual Handling
  • Risk Awareness at Work
  • Common Workplace Injuries
  • How Can Risks Be Reduced?

Module 3: Legal Requirements and Responsibilities

  • Health and Safety at Work Act
  • Manual Handling Operations Regulations
  • General Duties of Employers and Employees

Module 4: Assessment of Activities Involved in Manual Handling

  • Risk Assessments
  • Steps of a Risk Assessment
  • Manual Handling Risk Assessment
  • How to Complete a MAC Assessment?
  • ART Assessments
  • R.I.D.D.O.R
  • What Should Be Reported?
  • Types of Reportable Injury

Module 5: Mechanical Supports Used in Manual Handling

  • Mechanical Supports in Manual Handling
  • Types of Mechanical Supports
  • Choosing the Right Mechanical Supports
  • Mechanical Lifting Hazards
  • Mechanical Lifting

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Who should attend this Manual Handling at Work Training Course?

The Manual Handling at Work Course is designed for individuals who are involved in tasks that require the lifting, moving, pushing, or pulling of objects manually. A variety of professionals can benefit from this course, such as:

  • Warehouse and Logistics Workers
  • Construction Workers
  • Delivery Drivers
  • Factory and Manufacturing Workers
  • Agricultural Workers
  • Healthcare Workers
  • Janitors and Cleaners

Prerequisites of the Manual Handling at Work Training Course

There are no formal prerequisites for this Manual Handling at Work Course.

Manual Handling at Work Course Overview

Manual Handling at Work is a crucial aspect of Health and Safety Training, addressing the safe lifting and handling of objects to prevent injuries. In various industries, from manufacturing to healthcare, proper manual handling techniques are essential for maintaining a safe workplace environment.

Mastering Manual Handling is vital for employees across industries where lifting and moving objects are routine tasks. Professionals in warehousing, construction, logistics, and healthcare sectors particularly benefit from this training to prevent musculoskeletal injuries and promote workplace safety.

The Knowledge Academy's 1-day Manual Handling at Work course equips delegates with practical skills and knowledge to safely handle objects, assess risks, and implement control measures. Through interactive sessions and real-life scenarios, delegates gain confidence in applying safe manual handling techniques and ensuring compliance with health and safety regulations.

Course Objectives

  • To understand the principles and importance of manual handling safety
  • To identify common manual handling hazards and assess associated risks
  • To learn and practice safe lifting and handling techniques
  • To implement control measures to minimise the risk of injury
  • To promote a culture of health and safety awareness in the workplace

Upon completion, delegates will be equipped with essential skills and knowledge to confidently handle manual tasks, assess risks effectively, and contribute to a safer working environment for themselves and their colleagues.

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What’s included in this Manual Handling at Work Training Course?

  • World-Class Training Sessions from Experienced Instructors 
  • Manual Handling at Work Certificate  
  • Digital Delegate Pack

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Ways to take this course

Experience live, interactive learning from home with The Knowledge Academy's Online Instructor-led Manual Handling at Work. Engage directly with expert instructors, mirroring the classroom schedule for a comprehensive learning journey. Enjoy the convenience of virtual learning without compromising on the quality of interaction.

Unlock your potential with The Knowledge Academy's Manual Handling at Work, accessible anytime, anywhere on any device. Enjoy 90 days of online course access, extendable upon request, and benefit from the support of our expert trainers. Elevate your skills at your own pace with our Online Self-paced sessions.

Experience the most sought-after learning style with The Knowledge Academy's Manual Handling at Work. Available in 490+ locations across 190+ countries, our hand-picked Classroom venues offer an invaluable human touch. Immerse yourself in a comprehensive, interactive experience with our expert-led Manual Handling at Work sessions.


Highly experienced trainers

Boost your skills with our expert trainers, boasting 10+ years of real-world experience, ensuring an engaging and informative training experience


State of the art training venues

We only use the highest standard of learning facilities to make sure your experience is as comfortable and distraction-free as possible


Small class sizes

Our Classroom courses with limited class sizes foster discussions and provide a personalised, interactive learning environment


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Streamline large-scale training requirements with The Knowledge Academy’s In-house/Onsite Manual Handling at Work at your business premises. Experience expert-led classroom learning from the comfort of your workplace and engage professional development.


Tailored learning experience

Leverage benefits offered from a certification that fits your unique business or project needs


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Cut unnecessary costs and focus your entire budget on what really matters, the training.


Team building opportunity

Our Manual Handling at Work offers a unique chance for your team to bond and engage in discussions, enriching the learning experience beyond traditional classroom settings


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The course know-how will help you track and evaluate your employees' progression and performance with relative ease

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Manual Handling at Work FAQs

There are no formal prerequisites for taking this Manual Handling Training. This training is designed to help individuals of varying backgrounds and skill levels, thus making it a great choices for both, the professionals and the beginners in the field.
This course includes a digital delegate pack consisting of world-class training sessions from experienced instructors. Additionally, the delegates will be able to attain a completion certificate after successfully this training course.
Getting a Manual Handling Certification has many benefits. Some of these benefits include less chance of life-threatening injuries in workplace, an increased efficiency in manual handling tasks and an overall increased awareness when it comes to ergonomic principles.
We offer 24/7 support for our online training courses at The Knowledge Academy. This ensures that learners can access any form of help from the support team, whenever they need it.
The duration of this training spans 1 day.
The self-paced training options are available at The Knowledge Academy. This allows our delegates to complete the course at their own convenience and pace.
The Knowledge Academy has option for corporate training packages tailored to the specific needs of organisations. This corporate training also includes on-site or online options for groups of employees, depending on the need of the organisation.
Some jobs that the delegates can aim for after completion of this course that involve manual handling roles in different industries. Some of these roles include manufacturing, construction, healthcare, logistics, retail, and even hospitality roles.
Key responsibilities of the delegates once they finish this role may include identifying and assessing manual handling risks. This process includes implementing safe handling practices, providing training to colleagues and promoting an overall culture of safety at workplace.
You can become certified in the Manual Handling Course, by successfully completing our training course. Once you have finished the course you can and pass the examination, which would get you the completion certificate, thus validating your skills.
Some of the key features of this course include interactive modules, practical demonstrations and downloadable resources. Additionally, this course also includes assessments, and access to expert support, allowing the delegates to have flawless learning experience.
Common mistakes in this field of work normally include poor lifting technique, exceeding weight limits and ignoring ergonomic principles. These mistakes are often a result of a inadequate training and failing to assess risks during the work properly.
"Manual handling" generally refers to the process of moving or transporting objects by hand or bodily force, while "moving and handling" encompasses a broader range of techniques and equipment used to safely handle people as well as objects.
Some of the principles in this field of work include assessing risks, maintaining good posture and using mechanical aids where possible. Additionally, it's a wise choice to avoid unnecessary manual handling tasks and receive appropriate training before you aim for this role.
Key areas of this field include lifting and carrying objects, pushing and pulling loads and team handling, especially with large scale projects. This field of work includes repetitive tasks, and handling people in care settings, which requires great care on the part of handlers.
Some of the common types of manual handling tasks include lifting, lowering, pushing, pulling, carrying, and team handling. Each of these handling techniques requires specific skill set and precautions, which can minimise the risk of injury.
Lifting heavy objects on your own can cause serious injury. Before lifting heavy objects, make sure to follow these steps: Reduce the amount of twisting, stooping and reaching, Avoid lifting from floor level, Avoid shoulder height, Keep your back straight, Consider how you can minimise carrying distances.
Yes, this Manual Handling training will help them to understand how to work safely, how to lift heavy objects and avoid injuries, which will be beneficial for both employees and the organisation.
The techniques depend upon the object size shape and weight. It is much easier to lift the square shape object rather than a circle one.
This course is essential for employees in any industry where manual handling tasks are involved. It is particularly relevant for workers in construction, healthcare, manufacturing, retail, hospitality, and logistics sectors.
This course is aimed at those who have a responsibility to their staff to ensure that health and safety measures are met. For example, Managers, Supervisors, and Safety Advisors. However, this course is open to any individual who would like to attend.
The training fees for Manual Handling at Work certification in Australia starts from AUD1895
The Knowledge Academy is the Leading global training provider for Manual Handling at Work.
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