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BTEC Level 3 Manual Handling Trainers Syllabus

Element 1: Efficient Movement principles in Practice

This is a classroom based unit.

Aim

This unit aims to put into practice the application of efficient movement and biomechanical principles.

Overview

This is a practical unit and allows the learner to put theory into practice by applying efficient movement principles to routine loads, non-routine loads, pushing, pulling and team handling. Learners will be expected to correct their shortfalls relating to their practice. In addition to the practical element, learners will be taught how to conduct a pre-transfer assessment or dynamic risk assessment. The learner will have adequate time to practice manual handling and training others.

This unit will provide the learner with the foundation knowledge to complete the workplace units:

  • Health and Safety Legislation
  • Musculoskeletal Awareness of the Spine.

The unit has been designed to promote adult learning by including practical work, demonstrations, PowerPoint displays, discussions and case studies.

Element 2: Health and Safety Legislation and Manual Handling

This Unit is undertaken by distance learning by a USB flash drive.

Aim

This unit aims to develop the learner’s knowledge and understanding of the rationale behind managing manual handling risk in the workplace.

Overview

This unit includes the definition of manual handling to help learners understand why the Manual Handling Operations

Element 3: Musculoskeletal Awareness of the Spine

This Unit is undertaken by distance learning via a USB flash drive.

Aim

The unit aims to develop the learner’s awareness of the structure and function of the spine, causes of back pain and basic understanding of biomechanics of the spine to provide the underpinning knowledge for the delivery of manual handling training in the workplace.

Overview

This unit commences with an overview of the structure and function of the spine and then explores how the spine can be pre-disposed to damage as a result of occupational, personal and social risk factors. Biomechanics is introduced to expose learners to how an application of biomechanical principles can reduce the risk of injury/pain to the musculoskeletal system. The vast majority of reported manual handling injuries are mostly due to soft tissue injuries. While other parts of the body can be injured such as upper limbs, lower limbs, hands and fingers, the most common site of injury is the spine.

This unit encourages interactive learning by exposing the learner to different websites and sources of information that can be used to promote learning in the subject area of musculoskeletal health.

Element 4: Training in Manual Handling

The theoretical aspect of this Unit is classroom based and will equip the learner with the knowledge and skills to undertake their assessments in the workplace.

Aim

This unit aims to develop effective teaching skills in manual handling to enable a learner to teach induction and mandatory training that is bespoke to their organisation, based on current best practice.

Overview

This unit commences with the legislative requirements for manual handling training in the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999.

The importance of targeted bespoke training is stressed and linked to research report RR583, which provides the evidence for this approach. To achieve bespoke training, the role of the training needs analysis is introduced with the requirement to complete this in conjunction with the workforce. The training needs analysis is used to determine the content, duration and frequency of training. Adult learning methods will also be introduced and training sessions must be developed to incorporate these when developing training packages.

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