MILHASC is proud to be a Silver Standard NEBOSH Learning Partner.
NEBOSH and Great Britain’s health and safety regulator, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), have partnered to develop a new qualification aimed at preventing one of the main causes of musculoskeletal disorders; manual handling.
The NEBOSH HSE Certificate in Manual Handling Risk Assessment is a one-day qualification, based on HSE’s best practice guidance and tools. The content will help you to identify and assess manual handling risk, and more importantly, prioritise controls to protect workers.
The NEBOSH HSE Certificate in Manual Handling Risk Assessment is for anyone who gets involved with assessing and addressing manual handling risks. It is common for the following roles to have these responsibilities:
- Health and safety professionals
- Workplace champions
- Employee representatives
- Occupational health practitioners.
The qualification will help you to:
- Explain the importance of reducing risks associated with manual handling activities
- Understand responsibilities in relation to manual handling
- Explain what manual handling risks are and how they may result in injury
- Demonstrate and practice appropriate manual handling risk assessment technique
- Apply wider elements of risk management for manual handling.
Using this qualification to build in-house expertise will help organisations:
- Protect team members from one of the main causes of musculoskeletal disorders
- Have confidence that the approach adopted to manual handling risk assessment reflects best practice and utilises HSE manual handling tools and templates.
The qualification content is outlined in more detail in the syllabus guide, that is available to download from the Resources section below.
This one-day qualification requires a minimum of six hours study with a recommendation of one hour for the assessment. This means it can be completed in just one day.
A practical assessment is completed at the end of the course. After watching a video of a manual handling activity in a workplace, you will be asked to assess it using HSE tools and templates. Further detail is provided in the syllabus guide and Assessment Guidance documentation that are available to download from the Resources section below.
The qualification is intended to be broadly comparable to Level 6 on the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF), comparable to RQF/CQFW Level 3 in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
See the Qualifications Can Cross Boundaries chart issued by the UK regulators.