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10 Material Handling Courses

We’ve created a list of material handling courses to help your workers properly move goods and materials within the workplace. These courses will equip them with the skills and knowledge to follow materials handling procedures safely and efficiently.

Material Handling Courses
Last published: 31st August 2022
EdApp Material Handling Training Course - Pallets, Racks and Stacking Safety

Material Handling Training Course #1 - Pallets, Racks and Stacking Safety

Using pallets helps make goods and materials easier to move and transport. However, when not used properly, they can cause accidents and injuries in the workplace. EdApp’s Pallets, Racks, and Stacking Safety is a material handling course that aims to educate workers on how to safely do pallet racking. It first talks about checking the integrity of pallets to make sure they’re safe to put materials on, stack, and move. To avoid disasters, it also discusses pallet load limits and securing the materials on machines, such as forklifts. Lastly, it also highlights the importance of stacking pallets correctly, even when they’re empty.

EdApp is an all-in-one learning solution that aims to democratize learning. All courses are free to access, which means that there’s no need to spend so much just to get high-quality learning content. For workers who don’t have time to do sit-down training, EdApp is the perfect training companion since courses can be accessed on any device and can even be downloaded for offline use. 

Cost: Free

Scope:

  • Pallet racking
  • Pallet load limits
  • Stacking empty pallets

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EdApp Material Handling Training Course - Chemical Storage and Handling

Material Handling Training Course #2 - Chemical Storage and Handling

Exposure to chemicals can be extremely dangerous. It can cause life-threatening illnesses, hazards, and even fatalities. In EdApp’s Chemical Storage and Handling, employees who work closely with chemicals will be trained on how to handle them safely. It starts by discussing the importance of chemical safety, how toxic chemicals can enter the body, and how to prevent it from happening. It then goes into the importance of understanding the Safety Data Sheet, which contains procedures for handling chemicals. Lastly, safe storage and transportation of chemicals will be explained to reduce and eliminate any risks.

EdApp uses a microlearning design model which ensures that learners only get the relevant information they need. This prevents cognitive overload from reading overwhelming blocks of text. Through bite-sized learning content, there’s a higher chance that learners will understand and remember their lessons.

Cost: Free

Scope:

  • Safety Data Sheet
  • Chemical safety
  • Storage and transportation of chemicals

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Oxford Home Study Centre Material Handling Training Course - Warehousing & Material Handling

Material Handling Training Course #3 - Warehousing & Material Handling

Oxford’s material handling course tackles the crucial role that warehouses play when it comes to logistics. It explains its purpose and gives an overview of the different activities that take place inside. It then discusses the goals of warehousing to make sales and distribution easier and more efficient. This course takes 10 hours to complete but is completely self-paced. Workers also have the option to get a certificate for a small fee upon request.

Cost: Free

Scope:

  • Warehousing
  • Activities in a warehouse
  • Sales and distribution

Created by Oxford Home Study Centre

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TPC Material Handling Training Course - Bulk-Handling Conveyors

Material Handling Training Course #4 - Bulk-Handling Conveyors

Conveyor belts make material handling and moving of materials over long distances quick and convenient. In TPC’s five-part lesson, your workers will learn the different terms, structures, and operations of these systems. They’ll also be introduced to the different safety measures when operating conveyors, such as knowing the correct loading and discharge. This course also tackles the common issues that can be encountered when using conveyors, as well as the corresponding troubleshooting steps for them. 

Cost: 85 USD

Scope: 

  • Conveyor terminology
  • Safety measures
  • Feeding and discharge

Created by TPC

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EdApp Material Handling Training Course - Forklift Operation Safety

Material Handling Training Course #5 - Forklift Operation Safety

Another informative and useful material handling course is EdApp’s Forklift Operation Safety. This course kicks off with the pre-operation of forklifts to ensure that they’re in good working condition before use, such as making visual and operational checks. Once that’s done, it discusses how to travel and maneuver forklifts safely. Lastly, it teaches the importance of handling loads safely and securing them.

With EdApp, learning is never boring. It incorporates interactive, game-like elements into each lesson. EdApp’s microlearning templates include fun games like the Find-a-word game, word match, letter jumble, and many more. You can also set up leaderboards to foster healthy competition and motivate workers to finish their courses with flying colors.

Cost: Free

Scope:

  • Pre-operation
  • Safety measures
  • Load handling

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EdApp Material Handling Training Course - Ergonomics (for Manufacturing)

Material Handling Training Course #6 - Ergonomics (for Manufacturing)

Ergonomics helps make working efficient and productive by making sure that one is comfortable enough to perform their tasks safely. EdApp’s course starts by discussing the benefits of ergonomics, especially in manufacturing, where a lot of manual labor is done, which can cause stress to the body. It then discusses the importance of knowing the ergonomic risk factors in the workplace to avoid injuries and accidents from occurring. To enforce this, the next lesson teaches best ergonomic practices, such as efficient lifting and moving of materials. It also stresses how stretching can help before preparing for work and teaches some easy-to-follow stretching techniques.

Courses in EdApp are completely editable and customizable. Thanks to its state-of-the-art authoring tool and library of microlearning templates, making this course your own is quick and easy. Just choose from any of the intuitively-designed templates then drag and drop your content, and you’re good to go. With its Canva integration, you’ll never run out of options to include eye-catching graphics and imagery.

Cost: Free

Scope: 

  • Benefits of ergonomics
  • Ergonomic risk factors
  • Best ergonomic practices

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EdApp Material Handling Training Course - Warehouse Safety

Material Handling Training Course #7 - Warehouse Safety

Warehouses are workplaces that usually have high risks of accidents and hazards with different materials and equipment in the vicinity. EdApp’s Warehouse Safety Course starts by talking about personal protective equipment, which serves as a worker’s “armor” to safeguard them from injuries and accidents in the workplace. It then delves into workplace ergonomics and good housekeeping practices to ensure a safe working environment for everyone. This course also teaches your workers how to handle equipment safely and make sure that the materials in the warehouse are in good condition.

If you want to test your workers’ skills on the job to check that they’re ready for the job, EdApp’s Practical Assessments is the best way to do this. This in-person assessment tool helps you verify your digital training through a digital checklist, which includes analytics so you can track performance anywhere and anytime.

Cost: Free

Scope: 

  • Personal protective equipment
  • Workplace ergonomics
  • Warehouse operations

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Georgia Tech Professional Education Material Handling Training Course - Material Handling 101: Fundamentals, Analysis and Selection

Material Handling Training Course #8 - Material Handling 101: Fundamentals, Analysis and Selection

This course is perfect for workers who need an introduction to material handling and its relation to other activities in an industrial plant or warehouse. It first defines what material handling is and then proceeds to the basics and economics of material handling. This course also teaches preferred handling methods and equipment for different types of materials. There’s also a lesson on how to improve material handling operations.

Cost: Request a quote

Scope:

  • Personal protective equipment
  • Workplace ergonomics
  • Warehouse operations

Created by Georgia Tech Professional Education

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EdApp Material Handling Training Course - Warehouse Traffic Management

Material Handling Training Course #9 - Warehouse Traffic Management

Another great material handling course from EdApp’s library is Warehouse Traffic Management. In this course, your workers will know about warehouse traffic safety for safety and productivity. This course begins by discussing the different roles in traffic management and then delves into controlling traffic risks. It also highlights the importance of having visible and clear signs and markings around the warehouse for safe vehicle operation.

After delivering this course to your teams, you can test their knowledge using EdApp’s very own quiz maker, called Rapid Refresh. Just fill out the easy-to-complete spreadsheet with your questions and answers, and watch it turn into a beautifully designed quiz. You’ll also get access to analytics so you can check your learners’ performance at a glance.

Cost: Free

Scope: 

  • Personal protective equipment
  • Workplace ergonomics
  • Warehouse operations

Another important skill that is taught in this course is using sales techniques that are reflective of acceptable retail practices. There’s also a hands-on activity using a credit card machine that simulates making a transaction so learners can apply what they’ve learned.

Length: 2 hours
Certification: Available
Cost: Contact for pricing

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EdApp Material Handling Training Course - Storing and Handling Equipment

Material Handling Training Course #10 - Storing and Handling Equipment

In this EdApp material handling course, workers will know the importance of handling and keeping product stockpiles efficiently. It discusses the Automated Storage and Retrieval Systems, which use different types of equipment to efficiently move materials around. It then gives an overview of the various material handling equipment that can be used, such as transport equipment, positioning equipment, unit load formation equipment, and more. By the end of the lesson, your workers will learn how to properly store, maintain, and operate them safely.

Cost: Free

Scope: 

  • Automated Storage and Retrieval System
  • Material handling equipment
  • Equipment use safety

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Ensure product quality with material handling training

Material handling is concerned with the movement of goods and materials within a vicinity or while in transport. It’s crucial that employees are aware of not just how to move them but also how to properly store and protect them before sales or release. By making your workers take material handling courses, you’ll be assured that the movement of goods is controlled and safe before distribution.

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