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IIRSM - Manual Handling course syllabus.

Course Description

Is the Manual Handling course accredited by an official body?

Yes, this course is Accredited and certified by  :  International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (IIRSM). This means that all training providers advertising their courses on this site must be an approved centre.
In most cases the awarding body (IIRSM) will audit the centre to ensure the correct standard of teaching.
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What is the IIRSM - Manual Handling course?

Category: Manual-Handling
Level: Beginner

Manual handling awareness training should be provided to anyone who may be involved in their day to day work (from picking and packing in a warehouse, or handling products in a factory, to carrying everyday objects in an office).

Almost 40% of reported industrial injuries involve manual handling. Intrinsically workplaces involve a considerable amount of lifting and moving.

The Manual Operations Regulations 1992 require employers to avoid the necessity of employees having to undertake manual handling work. Where this is not possible a suitable and sufficient risk assessment must be made and suitable steps taken to reduce the risk of injury.

How long is the IIRSM - Manual Handling certificate valid for?

The IIRSM Manual Handling course certificate has 3 years validity.

It is recommended that you check with your course tutor for information on IIRSM - Manual Handling refresher courses and their recommended frequency or the next step qualification.

Who is the IIRSM - Manual Handling course designed for?

The course is a great way to improve manual handling awareness, especially for managers, supervisors, and employees who dont perform significant manual handling (for example office workers), and as a refresher to those who have previously received a trainer led manual handling course.

What subjects does the IIRSM - Manual Handling course cover?

Health & Safety

Causes of back pain

Anatomy & Physiology

Risk Assessment

Correct Lifting and Carrying Procedures

Alternative Lifts

Record Keeping

How is the IIRSM - Manual Handling course assessed?

Assessment is carried out during the course.

What certificate do I get for passing the IIRSM - Manual Handling course?
IIRSM - Manual Handling
IIRSM - Manual Handling course dates and locations