Ergonomics and Manual Handling

Essentials of Ergonomics and Manual Handling

Recognition of the importance of correct ergonomics and manual handling procedures has increased dramatically in recent years. Whether sitting at a desk, working with computers, or operating equipment on a factory floor, ergonomics affects every worker constantly. This Essentials of Ergonomics and Manual Handling online compliance training module introduces the concepts of ergonomics and explains correct manual handling techniques in the workplace. The course also covers issues to consider in the office environment, such as the setup and use of desks, chairs and laptops. This training will help your staff remain safe in your workplace by minimising short-term and long-term ergonomic risks.

What the course covers

The Essentials of Ergonomics and Manual Handling course covers the following major subject areas:

  • The definition of ergonomics
  • What is meant by manual handling
  • Issues to consider in the workplace environment
  • Choosing and using your chair
  • Setting up and using your desk
  • Safety issues to consider when using a monitor
  • Setting up and using a keyboard and mouse
  • Issues relating to laptops and portable computers
  • Injuries commonly caused by manual handling
  • Risk factors to be aware of in manual tasks
  • Good load handling techniques
  • How to control/minimise risks

Course structure and delivery

This course is delivered as an online self-paced training module. The module consists of 32 screens of content followed by an assessment of 6 randomised questions. Participants must answer all questions correctly in order to complete the course, and may review content and reattempt the assessment until it has been passed.
Most people will complete the course in 25-30 minutes. After completion, a personalised certificate can be printed.

About our Essentials series of courses

MCQ International offers a Comprehensive series and an Essentials series of courses. The Essentials series is ideal for general staff who require compliance training without investing too much time. Essentials courses can usually be completed in around 30 minutes, while our Comprehensive courses may take up to 120 minutes. For personnel who require a higher level of training (e.g. supervisors or at-risk groups) the Comprehensive series may be more suitable.

Additional unique tools and features

MCQ International’s compliance courses are supported by the flexible and powerful Ensignia® OCLMS platform. The course content also includes many unique features and customisation options that no other vendor can match.


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