manual handling wise guys guide online learning

Manual Handling – Wise Guys Guide – Online Learning

The reasons to protect your body from injury are self-evident. This online learning will help bring this important health and safety measure to the forefront of the learner’s mind. In this e-learning course they will:

  • Recognise the importance of using a good manual lifting technique to prevent injuries
  • Minimise the risk of injury by employing proper handling techniques, such as using appropriate body mechanics and maintaining a neutral spine
  • Define the four main causes of back pain
  • Use L.I.T.E to perform effective risk assessment before lifting
  • Explain basic spinal structure and biomechanics
  • Describe the key elements of the Manual Handling Operations Regulations (1992)

Course Introduction

Poor manual handling techniques is one of the major causes of workplace injuries. There are over a million people in the UK who suffer from back pain caused or made worse by injuries that occurred while working. But this problem is preventable. In this fun, comic-book style e-learning course, you will learn everything you need to know to lift safely and prevent injury.

Course Content

Module 1- The Wise Guys Guide to Manual Handling

Follow Tony and Vinny as they take you on a journey through the key elements of Manual Handling and how to protect your back. This e-learning course is fun while getting the key message across regarding the important safety elements of manual handling in the workplace.

Definition of manual handling – A clear explanation and review of what manual handling means according to the Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992.

Understanding your anatomy – Explanation of the function and role of the spine. How injuries can occur and the best working positions for the spine including a description of the spine as a lever.

The Main Causes of Back Pain – Establishing what causes back pain typically in order to be more aware of the issue.

Manual Handling Regulations – An overview of the regulations surrounding manual handling, including the employee and employer’s duties.

Assessment and lifting – Guidelines and demonstration on how to assess and manage a safe load. Using the LITE technique to demonstrate this, which is Load, Individual, Task, Environment.

The Six Point Lift – Following this lifting technique to ensure a lift can be performed as a smooth process placing the minimum of effort, stress and tension on the body and helping to reduce the likelihood of a cumulative injury.

Module 2 - Assessment and CPD certificate
  • A chance to test your knowledge of the topic with scoring
  • The e-learning course comes with free CPD certificates for the learners​


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