Manual Handling

Safe Manual Handling eLearning Courses

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Our Manual Handling Courses


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Our Manual Handling courses are available as part of the Health and Safety eLearning Suite in one great package.

Manual Handling Training

DeltaNet's manual handling eLearning courses teach learners the ways how to approach manual handling that will protect themselves from injury. The safe manual handling course looks at the factors to consider when manual handling can't be avoided, and how to carry out simple manual handling tasks in a safe way.

The course is split into four modules. The final module includes an assessment so employers and learners can assess manual handling knowledge and retention.

Our Manual Handling Challenge course explores the proper techniques of manual handling in an immersive, gamified way.

Manual Handling Training

The manual handling eLearning course contains an introduction to legal risk assessment techniques for manual handling activities. It also explains the legal responsibilities of employers to protect their employees from the risks involved with manual handling.

Our safe manual handling course is available off-the-shelf for convenience. We can also work closely with your subject experts to tailor the approach and content to suit your organisation's requirement. Using the Adapt Authoring Tool, you can even adjust our courses yourself.

What is manual handling?

Manual handling includes any activity that involves lifting, lowering, carrying, pushing or pulling items. Most people take part in some form of manual handling in their day-to-day jobs. Some jobs involve participating in some form of manual handling for the entire shift.

Manual handling incurs risk when items are too heavy for the employee or are required to be carried for long periods of time. Any twisting, bending, or stretching activity can cause musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) and damage muscles and joints.

It is estimated that MSDs account for over a third of work-related sick leave. However, with proper safe manual handling courses and training, organisations can reduce the risk of injury and work-related sick leave.

What does manual handling eLearning training involve?

Without safe manual handling courses, manual handling could put workers at the risk of injury, and this could have serious implications for employers. Our manual handling eLearning training involves protecting workers from harm and introduces employees to the risks involved in handling heavy objects at work and how to reduce these. Our superior safe manual handling courses also educate employers and employees on the early-reporting processes for any injuries obtained whilst undertaking manual handling at work.

How often should manual handling eLearning training be refreshed?

There is no law on the frequency that manual handling eLearning training should be repeated. However, we believe that health & safety training should be refreshed and reinforced in organisations. With our LMS system, Astute, we take a 'blended learning' approach and curate our courses with a variety of learning methods to encourage employee retention and engagement to make revisiting health & safety learning an exciting task. Our safe manual handling courses involve interactive and immersive eLearning (combined with more traditional eLearning courses), microlearning (these are short, very content-rich courses), poster campaigns, email tips, and surveys.

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