Manual Handling E-learning
In certain industries and workplaces employers have the legal obligation to ensure that their employees have access to knowledge and training for correct manual handling techniques. This is to ensure that employees are protected from the risk of injury through manual handling tasks in the workplace.
Why should i train my staff?
Not knowing the correct techniques and carrying out manual handling incorrectly is one of the most common causes of injury at work. It causes work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) which are responsible for over a third of all workplace injuries. Manual handling can be for any load such as a person or an animal, or a box or a ladder.
Manual Handling is not just about putting your employees on a course there also needs to be considerations made within the workplace:
- Does the lifting have to take place
- Could the lifting be carried out by machinery instead of a person
- Can the item be delivered direct to where it is needed
- Can the item be pushed rather than pulled?
These are all things that can be looked at a risk assessment should take place to ensure you have thought about how you can help within your working environment.
Manual Handling E-learning is the easy way to give your staff access to training without having to send them on a course which may disrupt the working day. If you are looking for Manual Handling E-learning we can help.