How Much Does A Manual Handling Course Cost? Is It Worth The Money?
For many industries or any area where heavy loads need to be handled, a manual handling course is essential for keeping employees safe and healthy.
When exploring manual handling courses, you may notice that there can be cost discrepancies. So how much is a manual handling course, especially a high-quality course which provides employees with all the knowledge they need?
We take a closer look at FACT’s Manual Handling course, and whether it is worth the money.
How Much Does A Manual Handling Course Cost?
A manual handling course from a reputable provider does not have to be extremely expensive. FACT provides essential manual handling training for £95, or just £80 online (plus VAT) (this can be even cheaper if you have a large group of learners) for a half-day course. In many cases, VAT can be claimed back at a later date, making it even more cost-effective. The course, upon completion, is considered valid for three years. This is a flexible course, as a trainer is available to come to you, can be hosted at our training centres, or completed through online learning.
What Can Happen Due To Poor Manual Handling?
A manual handling course is vital for training employees on keeping themselves safe. A bad technique is one of the leading causes of injuries at work, most commonly affecting the employee’s back due to incorrect procedures such as not lifting with the correct posture or weight distribution (such as bending from the waist rather than knees). Manual handling training gives everyone the skills to avoid these injuries.
What Will You Receive?
As well as gaining the skills, you need to comply with manual handling standards, once employees have successfully completed the half-day course with FACT, a certificate of achievement will be provided as proof of completion. This can be beneficial for audit purposes.
Is A Manual Handling Course Worth The Money?
As an employer, you may wonder if manual handling is worth the money – and given the low cost, it is definitely something you should explore. Professionally trained employees will encounter fewer injuries, cause less dangerous working environments, and lead to a lower amount of time and money lost due to sick days.
Are Manual Handling Courses Mandatory?
Manual handling courses are considered a mandatory part of training for even office based roles as part of Health and Safety training.
Taking the time to ensure that your employees all have up-to-date and current manual handling knowledge is essential – view our courses to see how we can keep you compliant with safety regulations.
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