RoSPA: Safe Manual Handling

Producer: Learning Nexus

Duration: 50 minutes.
This product is an online product and is a single-user, 6-month licence.
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CPD Certified - contributes 1 point towards your CPD.

More than one third of all reportable 'Over Three Day' injuries, and nearly 10% of 'major injuries' are associated with manual handling - the transporting or supporting of loads by hand or by bodily force. Many injuries are not immediate and obvious, but are cumulative resulting from repeated exposure to manual handling operations.

For workers this high rate of injury is highly significant since such accidents and absenses lead to potential loss of earnings, missed opportunities and usually significant pain or discomfort.

By taking a look at how manual handling risks arise and how to reduce or eliminate the likelihood of injury in different work environments, this course will help the learner to avoid joining future Health and Safety Executive injury statistics.

This course is for new starters and any worker involved in handling loads in any work environment.

This product allows the student to print a certificate from the course on sucessful completion.

Please Note: The demo link for this title is representative of the courseware but does not give access to the actual course.

The recommended settings to run this course are:

- Minimum Internet Explorer 6/Netscape Navigator 7
- Flash enabled – Minimum V6
- Popup windows enabled
- Minimum Windows 2000 Operating System
- Authorware may also need to be installed for some courses


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The course covers:

- The law and manual handling
- Strategies for avoiding manual handling
- Reducing the risk of injury by assessing:
---The task
---The load
---The environment
---Personal capacity for load handling.
- How the back works
- Safe lifting technique
- Handling awkward loads
- Risks in the office environment


Having completed this course the learner will be able to adopt the attitudes procedures and techniques necessary to safely lift and handle loads of all types.

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