Manual Handling

Topics covered in ELB Solutions Ltd's Manual Handling Training course:

- Understanding the Spine
- Back Injuries
- Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992
- Basic Principles of Moving and Handling Operations

...and much more.

The Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 states that it is mandatory for all the UK employers to provide Manual Handling training to all their employees. 

Manual handling can include everything from pushing, pulling, lifting, carrying, etc. - basically any activity that involves supporting a load by hand or bodily force. 

Since manual handling is an integral part of day to day life, it is essential that employers make sure their employees are trained to do it in a professional manner to prevent causing themselves any injury in the process. ELB Solutions Ltd's Manual Handling Training course will not only make you compliant with Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 but also ensure wellbeing of your employees. 

This health and safety online training will explain to the learner the techniques of lifting objects so that they can prevent causing any serious and irreversible damage to their spines. 

Course Content:

Understanding the Spine:

It is very essential to know how the spine works - they way it’s constructed, its capabilities and it’s limitations. With this knowledge it’s easier ton understand why and how incorrect handling and moving of objects can result in acute and irreversible damage to the spine. In the first section of this ELB Solutions Ltd's Manual Handling Training course, this is what the learner will be taught. 

Back Injuries:

In this section of the course we will introduce the e-learner to the types of back injuries and tell the how they occur and how they can be prevented. This is further show them how incorrect manual handling can cause severe damage to the their back and spine making them not just aware of the steps they need to take to ensure that does’t happen. 

Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992:

The third section of the course will deal with the legal aspects of handling and moving as laid out by the Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992. 

These regulations were set by the government to make sure anyone required to move and handle objects on a daily basis at work are adequately protected. Our e-learning course will make sure that both employers and employees know their responsibilities with regard to these regulations. 

Basic Principles of Moving and Handling Operations:

Next we will educate the learner about the fundamental principles of manual handling. Manual handing can include pushing, pulling, lowering, lifting, handling while seated, etc. ELB Solutions Ltd's Manual Handling Training course will teach the learner about the correct methods of doing these and inform them about the best practices. 

Through ELB Solutions Ltd's Manual Handling Training course, we will make sure that you and your employees are have up-to-date knowledge about the regulations relating to manual handling and can safely and efficiently complete a manual handling task abiding by the guidelines laid out by the regulations. Besides making you a responsible employer and your company a fully compliant company this will also ensure that the wellbeing of yourself and your employees are taken care of.