Manual Handling in Construction

Course Name: Manual Handling in Construction – What Everyone Needs to Know

This course provides trainees with an awareness of the hazard of manual handling as it applies to the construction sector. It looks at the risks involved and key principles for preventing accidents and ill health. This is an awareness level course designed for workers at any level.

The Course Includes:

Comprehensive yet concise explanation

Certificate on completion

Simple login & user access

The latest industry best practice

Learning Outcomes:

Learn about the hazards of manual handling in construction

Gain awareness of how to minimise risk when manual handling

Understand manual handling tips to prevent accident or injury

This course is approved by:

Manual Handling in Construction

£25.00 +VAT


Courses Price per Course
1 - 14 £25.00
15 - 24 £22.00
25 - 34 £20.00
35 - 44 £18.00
45 - 59 £15.00
60 - 69 £14.00
70 - 89 £12.00
90 - 99 £10.00
100 - 200 £9.50

About Manual Handling in Construction

In construction projects, lifting and handling heavy loads is a common practice, but so are workplace injuries caused when conducting manual handling work.

Employers have a legal duty to lower the risk of workplace hazards, such as manual handling, to an acceptable level. This includes providing adequate training to ensure they understand the risks and how to protect themselves and others from injury.

Why Is Manual Handling in Construction Important?

Injuries sustained when handling or moving heavy loads can be damaging to the worker’s health and the employer’s reputation. The inherent risk of such injuries in construction sites means that following risk-prevention processes, safety measures and ensuring proper compliance is a necessity.

This course supports compliance with the relevant manual handling legislation.

Course Outline

Single Module

30+ minutes

This course contains the following sections:

  • Principle 1: Assess the Task and Work Area
  • Principle 2: Having a Broad Stable Base
  • Principle 3: Avoid Bending at the Waist
  • Principle 4: Keep the Load Close
  • Principle 5: Get the Load into a Good Position
  • Principle 6: Avoid Twisting at the Waist
  • Principle 7: Split Heavy or Large Loads
  • Principle 8: Secure Stacked Loads
  • Tip 1: Make Use of Mechanical Aids
  • Tip 2: Get Help with Heavy or Large Loads
  • Tip 3: Move Items In A Way That Reduces Need To Stretch
  • Tip 4: Look After Your Back
  • Tip 5: Keep Hands and Feet safe
  • Tip 6: Keep Workplace Tidy

Why Choose Manual Handling in Construction with Human Focus?

Study any time & in bite-size sessions

Less costly than a classroom training

Discounts on volume purchases

Excellent trainee support

Provides employees with awareness of the risks they face

Supports worker safety and reducing the risk of accident or injury

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Manual Handling in Construction Certification

manual handling in construction course certificate

End of Course Assessment

At the end of the course, users must complete an end of course assessment before earning their certification.

The end of course test is:

  • 100% online
  • Multiple choice

A score of 80% is required to pass the test.

Approved Certification

The downloadable printable certificate approved by IIRSM will be issued instantly on course completion.

What does my certificate include?

The course certificate includes Trainee’s name, Company name, Course name, Date of completion, Expiry date and name of the approval body.

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