Manual Handling Course – IOSH Approved

This online Manual Handling course presents a simple and cost-effective way of training yourself, or your staff to standards for certification from the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH).

Manual Handling is an activity required in the majority of workplaces – from warehouses to offices. Nearly 33% of injuries reported to the Health and Safety Executive every year are the result of improper manual handling.

It is important that all staff are aware of the risks of manual handling when pushing, pulling and lifting, and this course will teach you how to employ the correct techniques and avoid injury.

This course is also ideal for anyone seeking employment in an industry which involves manual handling. By taking this course, and achieving your certificate, your CV will stand out to employers who are looking for certificated, safe employees.

Course Contents

This online training course is made up of a series of lessons on manual handling:

  • Introduction
  • Statistics of injuries
  • MSDs – Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • The spine and discs
  • The different muscle groups
  • Sprains and strains
  • Managing sprains and strains
  • The benefits of having good posture
  • Legislation
  • Employee duties
  • Employer duties
  • Identifying problems in the workplace
  • 2 case studies – (problem, solution & results)
  • Ergonomics
  • Workstations
  • Introduction to risk assessments
  • The risk assessment steps
  • MAC – The manual handling assessment chart
  • MAC scoresheet
  • TILE Assessments
  • The guidelines of safe lifting
  • Lifting and handling aids
  • Downloadable risk assessment

The course can be taken at your own pace, but we recommend that the course takes about 1 and a half hour.

Assessment and Certification

At the end of the course there is a 30 question multiple choice test. There is a pass mark of 75%, and you can retake the test if you need to.

When you pass the test, you will receive a certificate which you can print of, or save. This certificate contains a QR which proves the validity of your IOSH-accredited Manual Handling certificate.

£30 including VAT


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This online training course is in the categories of: Compliance, Health and Safety, Health and Safety Courses, IOSH Courses, Train4Academy Courses