Back Care and Manual Handling (Theory)
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This course was developed by the National Federation of Voluntary Bodies. It is intended for front-line staff working in services for people with disabilities.
The online course covers all the essential theory aspects of manual handling instruction. It provides staff with an overview of the relevant Irish Health and Safety Legislation. Understanding how the back works and precautions to take both at home and at work that will prevent injury are covered. The course includes the principles of safe lifting and is intended as a refresher training course for staff who have previously completed a one day Manual Handling course.
This course covers the theory section, and separately a practical skills training session led by a qualified manual handling instructor (and lasting between 2-4 hours) should be completed within 2 weeks of completion of the course.
Having completed this course learners will be familiar with techniques for effective manual handling and back care.
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Manual handling is the transporting and/or supporting of heavy loads with the human body. Good manual handling skills are essential for working in a variety of industries, but are also important for many of the tasks that we encounter in our personal lives. This free online manual handling course will teach you how the back works, and what precautions you can take to avoid injury while handling loads both at work and at home.
Each of the online manual handling courses on Alison are free, as are all of Alison's online courses. Alison's learners do not have to pay anything to take these courses unless they want a digital or physical copy of the course certificate.
Free, Online Back Care and Manual Handling (Theory) Course
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