Ergonomics and Manual Handling Training

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Recognition of the importance of ergonomics and proper 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 workspace chair and desk
  • Safety issues to consider when using computers
  • Setting up and using a keyboard and mouse
  • Issues relating to laptops and portable devices
  • Injuries commonly caused by manual handling
  • Risk factors to be aware of in manual tasks
  • Proper 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 35 screens of content followed by an assessment of randomised questions. Participants must answer all questions correctly in order to complete the course, and may review content and re-attempt the assessment until it has been passed. Most people will complete the course in 25 to 30 minutes. After completion, a personalised certificate can be printed.

Advanced course features

Our courses are designed with accessibility and convenience in mind. All courses feature:

  • 24 x 7 online availability from anywhere
  • Learners can complete course content over multiple sessions
  • Content can be viewed on computers, tablet devices and even mobile phones
  • Interactive exercises and variety of presentation styles increase engagement
  • Courses include optional audio narration for content and scenarios
  • Up-to-date real-world and hypothetical examples to illustrate concepts
  • Accessibility options such as dark mode and reader view for the visually impaired.

Additional unique tools and features

High quality, comprehensive and engaging content is not all there is to our unique course offerings. Our courses are supported by the flexible and powerful Online Compliance Learning Management System (OCLMS) platform. The platform also includes many unique administration features and customisation options that enable you to present a consistent and appealing experience.


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