This accredited manual handling trainers course has been designed with the aim of developing a confident and motivated, professionally qualified manual handling trainer.
On completion of the manual handling trainers course, delegates should be able to:
Deliver bespoke manual handling training to the workforce based on a task analysis that aligns with current best practice.
Underpinned by knowledge and skills of:
- Manual Handling Regulations 1992 and associated legislation
- Reasons for managing manual handling risks within the workplace
- Principles of manual handling risk assessment
- Structure and function of the spine
- Risk factors for back pain
- Basic spinal biomechanics
- Application of efficient movement principles to routine loads, non-routine loads, pushing and pulling and team handling
- Teaching and mentoring skills that facilitate the learning and development of the workforce in relation to manual handling
- The importance of a manual handling trainer maintaining continuing professional development.
Course structure and assessment
This manual handling trainers course adopts a blended learning approach and combines face-to-face instruction with electronic self-directed learning to deliver improved costs and educational benefits that connect learning to the workplace and assists the delegates to develop practice that demonstrates creativity, initiative and adaptability when delivering manual handling training to the workforce.
Delegates will be assessed against assessment criteria through submission of assessment activities and learning environment practical observations.
Who should attend?
Managers, supervisors, safety advisors or any individual who has responsibility to deliver manual handling training to the workforce.
This qualification consists of three mandatory units:
Unit 1 - Understanding the principles of manual handling in the workplace
This unit develops the learner’s knowledge of the principles and processes that underpin safe handling in the workplace.
Unit 2 – Application of safe practices to manual handling activities
This unit develops the learner’s knowledge and skills in the application of basic biomechanical principles and safe practices to manual handling tasks within the work place.
Unit 3 – Delivering a manual handling training session
The final unit develops the learner’s knowledge and skills so they can prepare, deliver and evaluate a manual handling training session. Dependent on the learners preferred choice, many find it beneficial to bring a laptop to complete their session plan and prepare for their micro-teach.
All units are mandatory and all three units must be passed to gain the qualification.
The course takes place over 3 days of learning. This is blended mix of pre-course reading and exercises, classroom sessions and learner self study over the evenings of day 1 and 2 of the course.
Assessment and Qualification
The qualification is assessed through:
- Practical demonstrations
- A written session and action plan
- A 30 minute micro-teach
On successful completion of the written and practical assessments learners will be awarded a RoSPA level 3 award for manual handling trainer's certificate.