Manual Handling

  • Level: Beginner
  • Study time: 25 minutes
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Course overview
Fishing requires many manual jobs and is the leading cause of harm for ACC claims in this industry. This course covers ways to reduce your risk of a manual handling injury by learning how your body works and the techniques you can use when undertaking manual handling tasks onboard a commercial fishing vessel. 

MarineSAFE recommend that all crew complete this module for MOSS compliance.
  • Video time: 17 minutes
  • Quizes: One

What's included

  • 1 Video
  • 1 Quiz
  • 2 Resources
  • 1 Certificate

Course Objectives

On successful completion, students will be able to 
  • Understand the likelihood of manual handling injuries in the fishing industry and the main types of harm
  • Identify factors that contribute to musculoskeletal injury risks for fishers
  • Apply a simple manual handling risk assessment method and identify ways to reduce injury risks
  • Identify safe work methods that will reduce the likelihood of suffering discomfort and pain from manual tasks