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Providing you with the knowledge and skills to train others in the workplace
What is the Manual Handling Train the Trainer course?
This 3 day Manual Handling Train the Trainer course will provide you with the knowledge and skills to train others in your workplace on manual handling and will enable you to provide suitable and sufficient training that meets legislative requirements and current best practice.
Why take the Manual Handling Train the Trainer course?
Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 (MHOR) (as amended 2002) require employers to assess the risks to employees' health involved in moving and handling objects at work and to remove or minimise these risks. The regulations set out how your organisation must deal with risks from manual handling such as:
- Employees should avoid hazardous manual handling
- Assess the risk of injury from any hazardous manual handling operations that cannot be avoided
- Reduced the risk of injury from hazardous manual handling to as low as reasonably practicable.
Having a manual handling trainer can help your organisation conform to this law and minimise the incidence of MSDs in your organisation which are associated with poor manual handling and are the most commonly reported type of work-related ill health. In addition, the skills and techniques learnt will ensure you have a healthier workforce that is not suffering with pain resulting from manual handling injury.
Who is the Manual Handling Train the Trainer course for?
This course is designed for managers, supervisors, safety advisors or any individual who has responsibility to deliver manual handling training to the workforce.
"The course was very good, with the trainer having excellent knowledge and communicating this in a way which was easy to follow and understand. An overall excellent experience which will help me to develop a course that will be introduced within my workplace."
Senior Officer, Specialist – Health, Safety and Wellbeing, Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council
Why study with RoSPA?
One of the first manual handling training providers
Delivered by professional manual handling safety practitioners
Practical skills and relevant theory that you can take back to your organisation
What does the Manual Handling Train the Trainer course cover?
This 3 day course 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 RoSPA Level 3 Award in Manual Handling Trainers qualification. The course takes place over 3 days of learning. This is a 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.
How is the Manual Handling Train the Trainer course assessed?
The qualification is assessed through a number of different elements such as; written session and action plans, as well as delivering a 30 minute mock training session to your group to demonstrate your new skills and knowledge.