Manual Handling - Theory

£29.99 exc VAT

Manual Handling - The Fundamentals eLearning training course

We provide a manual handling theory training in Oxfordshire, Berkshire, Gloucestershire, Buckinghamshire and London course for people in the health and social care sector. Pushing, pulling, lifting and carrying are seldom activities we pay attention to. However, dealing with heavy loads (especially people that require a careful approach) can seriously injury themselves when the incorrect technique is applied as many working in the health and social care sector can testify.

The London, Oxfordshire and Berkshire manual handling theory training course addresses the difficulties presented by tasks and provides detailed explanations of the issues involved and the correct approach to tackling them. Whilst geared to those whose job is caring for people directly, most of the materials applies generally. Pushing heavy trolleys, lifting people and heavy equipment are all covered.

Also, the eLearning course comprises an introduction and two east-to-follow study units. The importance of correct posture, lifting techniques and effective risk management are covered and the serious consequences of injury through poor manual handling practice. Useful diagrams illustrate the key points.

The manual handling theory training in Buckinghamshire, Gloucestershire and London course includes an interactive case study illustrating the potential hazards which could result from an activity.

Key topics addressed:

• The importance of correct techniques and training
• The responsibilities of employer and employee
• Key legislation
• How the spine works
• The possible consequences of serious injury
• The effects of gravity, posture and leverage
• Additional risk factors
• Risk assessments

Learning Objectives - at the end of the Oxfordshire, London and Gloucestershire manual handling training course, students will be able to:

• Describe the effects of gravity on their stability and posture
• Explain the effects of leverage when holding or lifting a load
• Assess, avoid and minimise the risk of a manual handling injury
• List the risk factor that may apply when performing a manual handling task
• Apply the fundamental lifting and load-moving techniques
• Define manual handling
• Describe the possible consequences of manual handling injuries
• Explain how the spine works and how poor technique can cause injuries
• List their own responsibilities as well as those of their employer
• State the laws which cover manual handling
• Explain manual handling risk assessment are, where to find them and how to use them.

For more information about out manual handling theory training in Oxfordshire, Berkshire, Gloucestershire, Buckinghamshire and London course, contact us on 01235 430 460 and one of our friendly team members will be more than happy to assist you.