Simian Guide to Manual Handling

About the module

Manual handling relates to the moving of items either by lifting, lowering, carrying, pushing or pulling. The weight of the item is an important factor, but many other factors can create a risk of injury, for example the number of times you have to pick up or carry an item, the distance you are carrying it, where you are picking it up from or putting it down, picking it up from the floor and any twisting, bending, stretching or other awkward posture you may adopt while doing a task. Scaffolding with regards to manual handling has never changed and to this day we still have people leaving the industry due to injury and illness.

This module consists of 8 sections

  • Introduction
  • Manual Handling Regulations
  • Risk assessment
  • Industry Guidance
  • Handballing Materials
  • Storage of Materials at Height
  • Control Measures
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Course coming soon!

This module is still being finalised, but will be available online soon.

The modules will consist of presentations slides, some will have videos and animations as well. All modules will have a test paper. Mock exams will consist of 10 questions from the question banks and some questions may not be from the module you have taken. Exams will have 20 questions based on the subject of the presentation, you will have 2 attempts and we require an 80% pass.
Certification will be valid for five years. You will be required to upload a photo to be placed on your certificate. This module is theory and we recommend you undertake practical scaffold training as well.
Following the modules in the elearning package will give you further education in scaffolding and work at height and improve your knowledge of worldwide best practice. Please log on for further modules in the future. We will also email you when extra modules are added.