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Manual Handling in Construction

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

Course Duration: 30+ minutes

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Manual Handling In Construction – What Everyone Needs To Know

£25.00 +VAT


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This online Manual Handling in Construction course provides learners with an awareness of the principles behind safe manual handling, and tips for implementing them.

Being injured by handling, lifting or carrying is one of the most significant causes of non-fatal injuries in construction. It accounts for nearly one out of five of the 61,000 injuries in the sector, according to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

This course helps employers to meet their legal duty to provide workers on site with adequate training to understand and protect themselves from the hazards they face at work. Most manual handling injuries can be prevented, we just need to implement the right training and controls to do so.

Course Content of Manual Handling In Construction Training

Manual Handling Principles

  • 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

  • Tip 1 – Making use of mechanical aids
  • Tip 2 – Getting help with heavy loads
  • Tip 3 – Reducing the need to stretch
  • Tip 4 – Looking after the back
  • Tip 5 – Keeping hands and feet safe
  • Tip 6 – Keeping your workplace tidy

Learning Outcomes

Trainees who complete this online training course will have a greater awareness of:

  • Manual handling risks on a construction site
  • Common causes of manual handling injuries
  • Techniques to conduct manual handling safely

Why Manual Handling in Construction Training is Vital

The common cause of injury while manual handling in the construction industry is the lifting and moving of loads. It is estimated that the associated musculoskeletal disorders accounted for 54% of all ill health in the sector, according to the most recent HSE statistics.

In addition to sprains and strains, many manual handling in construction incidents involves 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.

Benefits of this Training Course

  • IIRSM approved
  • Enables employees to assess and minimise risk of injury
  • Interactive quizzes support retention
  • Demonstrates personal safety and welfare is a top priority
  • Easily access to content via any device
  • Knowledge test demonstrates evidence of compliance

Course Details

Study length30+ minutes
Approval bodyIIRSM approved
Target audienceAll staff members – awareness
FormatOne interactive module with an end of course test
AssessmentOnline multiple-choice test
CertificationOnline certificate issued immediately on course completion
Course validity duration3 years

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