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Manual Handling E-learning – EL16

Our manual handling e-learning course has been designed to provide employers with a greater awareness of the dangers that poor manual handling poses, as well as covering safe handling techniques, practical solutions to manual handling issues and the use of mechanical aids.

“Trainer was brilliant and delivered the course just right. Good facilities, good location and well organised. Best first aid course I have been on, trainer is fab!”

Debbie Balron
North Somerset Council



Why do our customers choose us?

Acorn Health and Safety e learning online trainingWe recognise that e-learning is a cost-effective training method and is becoming an increasingly important part of many organisations training and development activities which is why we now offer a selection of e-learning courses to complement the classroom-based learning we offer on our open courses.

We have consciously chosen a provider whose courses all have external accreditation by nationally recognised organisations, such as the FPA, LCA, ROSPA, and IATP and we like the fact that the training is presented using a blended approach.

Musculoskeletal injury continues to be one of the most common causes of injury at work.  To try and combat manual handling problems, the Manual Handling Operations Regulations were introduced.  These regulations lay out duties for both employees and employers.  They give a general requirement that employees must be trained to manually handle correctly including the use of any equipment their employer provides to handle loads safely.

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How do we approach e-learning manual handling training?

E-learning can complement face to face training.  For example, a trades business may opt for a face-to-face manual handling training session initially and then refresh those skills in year two by using an e-learning training course.

Training your employees with our online system will go a long way to giving them greater awareness of the dangers that poor manual handling poses, as well as covering safe handling techniques, practical solutions to manual handling issues and the use of mechanical aids.

This course has 6 modules in total and each module concludes with some relevant questions. The pass rate for these questions is 75% and the 6 modules covered are:

  • What is manual handling?
  • Manual handling regulations
  • Safe handling
  • Learning safe handling habits
  • Practical manual handling solutions
  • Use of mechanical aids

Duration: 75 minutes

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What should you expect from Acorn Health & Safety?

This course fulfils your statutory training obligation and aims to reduce the risk of work related conditions.

We’ll provide delegates with a unique username and password to login to the secured. On successful completion of this course delegates will be able to print a course certificate.

Our ‘e-learning manual handling’ course is just one of over 60 courses we offer. Acorn Health & Safety provides training and consultancy in first aid, fire safety, food safety, manual handling, healthcare training and health and safety.

We can provide a wide variety of accredited or tailor-made courses, these can be ‘in-house’ or ‘open’ programmes.

Our ‘in-house’ course programmes are the most cost effective option if you’ve a number of staff requiring training, and in many cases can be adapted to include reference to local policy, practice and documentation.  These courses can be delivered either at any suitable venue or you can hire our purpose-built training centre located in Warmley, Bristol, whichever is best suited to your needs.

We also run a rolling programme of ‘open courses’ which are particularly suited for individuals, organisations that only have a few delegates or those looking to release small groups of staff at a time.

Please contact us to discuss all of your training needs so we can advise the most suitable and cost effective solution.

For other courses, relevant to your industry or sector please see our industry information page, alternatively we have found that people attending this course also attend:

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Aimed at businesses and individuals requiring specific training or those with only a few members of staff to train our open courses run regularly throughout the year and cover a variety of different subjects.

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