Manual Handling In Construction – What Everyone Needs To Know

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Manual Handling Training in Construction

This HSE manual handling course teaches learners about the principles that are effective to underpin safe manual handling. Moreover, learners will explore practical tips to implement these principles as they work.

The common cause of injury while manual handling in construction industry is the lifting and moving of loads. Almost half of such injuries effect your back, rest causing sprains and strains.

In addition to sprains and strains many manual handling in construction incidents involve crushing to feet, hands or other areas of the body.

A significant number of these injuries lead to permanent damage, effectively stopping the worker from ever working again.

The loss of livelihood in this way , either permanently or for even a short period, is all the more tragic. Because most manual handling injuries can be prevented. It only takes a little time and requires effective health and safety manual handling training.

Manual Handling Courses

Human Focus is currently offering the following online courses under the manual handling toolkit:

HSE Manual Handling Training Course Benefits

  • Enables employees to assess and minimise the risks of injuries from hazardous manual handling activity
  • Teaches employees about the safe manual handling principles and practical tips to help them work safely during work activities
  • Teaches employees that their personal safety and welfare is the top priority
  • Health and safety manual handling courses are fully online; learner can take from anywhere and at any time
  • Easily accessible on computer and mobile Application
  • This IIRSM-approved manual handling online training saves money – no work downtime, no travelling required
  • The course content comes in audio and visual format, so that learner can understand the subject knowledge easily
  • Interactive quizzes help to review what’s been learnt.
  • Scored Knowledge test
  • IIRSM-approved manual handling training certificate available immediately upon successful completion

Target Audience of Manual Handling Training Online

This course is especially for:
  • All Employees, working in any construction environment, worldwide

Health and Safety Manual Handling in Construction online Training - Course Content

The course outline is as follows:

8 Basic Principles needed for reducing the risk of injuries

  • Principle 1- How to assess the task and work area
  • Principle 2- How to have a broad stable base
  • Principle 3- How to avoid bending at the waist
  • Principle 4- How to keep the load close to the body
  • Principle 5- How to get the load into a correct position
  • Principle 6- How to avoid twisting at the waist
  • Principle 7- How to split heavy or large loads
  • Principle 8- How to secure stacked loads

Practical tips for implementing these principles at work

  • Making use of mechanical aids
  • Getting help with heavy loads
  • Reducing the need to stretch
  • Looking after the back
  • Keeping hands and feet safe
  • Keeping your workplace tidy

Why Your Organisation Needs this IIRSM-approved Manual Handling in Construction Training Course?

This manual handling e-learning course will help your organisation to:
  • Improve the productivity of employees as fewer hours lost to their injuries
  • Increase the safety and health awareness culture within the organisation
  • Gain IIRSM-approved certification for your employees
  • Enhance your company reputation within the global market

Save lives, build skilled behaviour, implement performance enhancing habits in your workplace