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This is a blended online and classroom training course which will help you to comply with the law and recognise the importance of good back care. It also offers a range of useful and practical information in relation to manual handling. The course consists of 7 units and Units 1–6 are covered online. The online component of the course takes 90 minutes to complete. Unit 7 will focus on the practical demonstrations and assessment and will be delivered in the classroom by an experienced manual handling instructor. Please note: you will have 14 days to complete both the theory online modules and the classroom assessment. You must complete the Theory section before attending the assessment and attend the classroom session within the 14 day timeframe. Once completed you will receive your certificate via email. Upon completion or after this 14 day period, you will no longer have access to the modules. Course Content There are two components to this course. Units 1-6 are undertaken online and Unit 7 is classroom learning. Unit 1: Manual Handling Legislation Reasons to Manage Manual Handling Definition of Manual Handling General Duties of the Employer Duties of the Employee Duties of the Employer in relation to Manual Handling Unit 2: The Musculoskeletal System Structure and functions of the spine The vertebrae Spinal discs The spinal cord Ligaments and tendons Muscles in movement Joints of the spine The process of movement Unit 3: Musculoskeletal Disorders Neck and upper limb disorders Lower limb disorders Disorders of the back Risk factors for manual handling Unit 4 Fitness and Flexibility Unit 4: Fitness and Flexibility Benefits of stretching Good posture Healthy Lifestyle Unit 5: Ergonomics and Risk Assessment Unit 5: What is Ergonomics? Benefits of good workplace ergonomics Manual handling risk assessment Unit 6: Safe Handling Techniques The 8 principles of manual handling Lifting from the floor (theory) Lifting to waist height (theory) Lifting to a height (theory) Pushing and pulling (theory) Team lift (theory) Unit 7: Practical Manual Handling This unit is carried out in the classroom and demonstrates how the principles of manual handling can be put into practice to include: Carrying Pushing and pulling Lifting from low levels Lowering from a height Team lifting principles Further information on minding your own back Assessment On completion of the course, students are required to complete an end of course quiz consisting of 20 multiple choice style questions. You must achieve 80% in this assessment in order to successfully complete the course. You will have 2 attempts to complete the quiz. Following successful completion of the online course, you will then be required to undertake a short classroom based assessment in order to be fully Manual Handling Certified.  Read More

The course is aimed at any staff who wish to gain an understanding of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and how it impacts the workplace. Topics covered in the course are the basic data protection principles, legal bases for processing data, pseudonymisation and data protection by design and default. Read More

This course aims to raise awareness of best practice of data security and identify an employee’s responsibilities towards data security in the workplace. On completion of this course the learner will have an awareness of data security risks and preventative measures.   Read More

This course will give an overview of the General Data Protection Regulation, data protection principles and the legal basis for processing data. On completion of this course the learner will have the knowledge and competency to understand and maintain best practice for data processing.   Read More

This course is designed to give an overview of data breaches and access requests as defined by GDPR. Completion of this course will provide the learner with the knowledge and skills to identify data breaches and effectively manage them. Read More

GDPR Essentials is an online 3-module bundle designed to raise awareness of the General Data Protection Regulation, Data Security and Data Breaches and Access Requests. On completion of this course the learner will have a knowledge and skills to implement best GDPR practice in the workplace.    Read More

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