Manual Handling Course

This eLearning Manual Handling Course aims to introduce you to the topic of object handling in health and social care. It is advisable that this course is used as a refresher and that you should also seek guidance from a competent professional to ensure you know how to move and handle objects safely.

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Course Description

This eLearning Manual Handling Course aims to introduce you to the topic of object handling in health and social care. It is advisable that this course is used as a refresher and that you should also seek guidance from a competent professional to ensure you know how to move and handle objects safely.

The Manual Handling Course begins by explaining the physiology and anatomy of the body in relation to moving and handling, including the purpose of bones, muscles, ligaments and tendons. The course describes the different areas of the spine and explains how the spine can be damaged by lifting and moving objects.

The course then outlines the different legislation, regulations, policy and guidance relevant to moving and handling objects, explaining both the role of the employer and the role of the employee in adhering to their legal requirements.

The course then outlines the principles of safe object handling, including the lever principle, body positioning, the TILE assessment and group handling.

In addition, this course aims to enable you to apply your learning to the assessment criteria required to achieve part of the units HSC27, Contribute to health and safety in health and social care and HSC37, Promote and implement health and safety in health and social care.

Study Manual Handling Course via an eLearning platform.

Access to the Manual Handling Course is delivered via an eLearning platform. E-Learning an efficient way of delivering courses online due to its convenience and flexibility. The resources are available from anywhere and at any time. Meaning everyone can take advantage of web-based learning regardless of their circumstances. E-Learning is invaluable for employers, meaning staff can complete CPD without the added cost of lecturers and conferences.

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Learning Outcomes

On completion of this course learners should know and understand the following:

  • Understand the anatomy and physiology in relation to moving and handling.
  • Understand current legislation and agreed ways of working when moving and positioning objects.
  • Move and position objects.
  • Know when to seek advice from and/or involve others when moving and positioning objects.

Course Syllabus

  • The spinal column
  • Facet joints
  • Disc herniation
  • How injuries occur
  • The lever principle
  • Specific conditions that can affect moving and handling
  • Legislation and regulation related to moving and handling
  • Principles of good manual handling
  • Pushing and pulling
  • Team handling
  • Risk assessment including the TILE assessment
  • Sources of information
  • Seeking Advice and support