The qualification is suited to employers and employee representatives who want to start assessing manual handling risk in their organisation, and implement
effective control measures. It will also help those already involved in managing manual handling risk, to deepen their understanding of the subject, and
train in the use of specific HSE manual handling assessment tools.
Benefits for students
The NEBOSH HSE Certificate in Manual Handling Risk Assessment is a qualification for those who want to recognise, assess and reduce manual handling risks
in the workplace. The syllabus and accompanying learning materials have been developed by NEBOSH, in conjunction with Great Britain’s Health and Safety
Regulator, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), andare based on published HSE guidance.
You will learn:
• The reasons for avoiding manual handling, and the common types of injury that can arise
• How to assess risk factors using HSE tools and guidance
• How to evaluate the risk in a proportionate and sensible way
• Suitable control measures
Benefits for employers
The NEBOSH HSE Certificate in Manual Handling Risk Assessment will help you to:
• Have confidence as your team will be trained in HSE’s current approach to manual handling risk assessment
• Ensure your organisation has valuable in-house manual handling risk expertise
• Upskill your teams so they can carry out manual handling risk assessements to the right standard, and identify where specialist input is required
• Create a safe and healthy work environment
|1.Principles of manual handling |
- Why manual handling should be avoided, the moral, business and legal reasons for assessing and managing it and common types of injuries that arise.
2.Managing manual handling risk: Identification of manual handling risk
- Understand risk factors associated with manual handling, the application of HSE’s manual handling assessment tools (MAC and RAPP) and what makes a risk assessment suitable and sufficient.
3.Managing manual handling risk: Control of risk
- How to avoid manual handling risks with the use of mechanical assistance and recognition of good handling techniques.
Taught hours: 6 hours (1 day)
Assessment: 1 hour
Total hours: 7 hours
Available in classroom training and online
- Unit MHR1: Assessing Manual Handling Risk requires you to observe a manual handling activity, and assess it using HSE Manual handling Assessment Charts (MAC) guides.
- Learning Partner will provide you with the assessment video, assessment template
- Your assessment will normally take place at the end of the day’s training
You will receive a ‘Pass’ or ‘Refer’ for your assessment.