NEBOSH HSE Certificate in Manual Handling Risk Assessment
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.
Who is it for?
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
- Protect team members from one of the main causes of musculoskeletal disorders
Length of course
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.
Your assessment will normally take place at the end of the day’s training (if taught face to face). If you opt to study by distance or eLearning, you will complete the assessment once your course has been completed. Safe Zone will book the assessment, so you should contact us directly to confirm arrangements.
You will receive your results within 24 working days of sitting the assessments. Once you have achieved a pass, a qualification parchment will be issued. This is normally within 20 working days of the confirmation of the successful unit.
Professional and SQA accreditation
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.