of Manual Handling is a stand-alone level 1 qualification, which
complements the CIEH Basic Health and Safety programme. It is aimed
at those who carry out manual handling activities at work and introduces
students to the hazards of manual handling, the risks involved and
controls available and what to expect from a manual handling assessment.
Successful completion will prepare students to look carefully at
their own work activities and contribute to the development of safer
methods and tasks, in co-operation with their managers and supervisors.
The qualification is not intended to train students to carry out manual handling
assessments nor to provide detailed training on handling techniques. While this
unit of study can be delivered as a stand-alone qualification and there are no
specific pre-requisites, it is strongly recommended that students should already
hold the CIEH Basic Health and Safety Certificate.
Topic areas covered
The process of manual handling in the workplace
Manual handling injuries and the activities which
Manual handling assessment and control options
by the Manual Handling Operations Regulations
Operatives concerned with the lifting and carrying of materials as part of their
To develop an understanding of the principles of manual handling, the potential
for injuries and the preventative measures available.
To identify relevant manual handling situations in
his or her own workplace.
To understand the causative factors behind manual
handling injuries and the control measures that may be adopted to reduce
the level of risk.
To create an awareness of the need for manual handling
tasks to be assessed.
To understand the fundamental requirements of the
Manual Handling Operations
1/2 day (3 hours)
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