Manual Handling Course

Studying the Manual Handling course online is a simple and cost-effective way of training yourself, or your staff to industry health and safety standards.

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 that will equip learners with the ability to:

  • Understand why you need to know how to move and handle objects correctly
  • Know key manual handling regulations
  • Understand the responsibilities of employees and employers with regard to manual handling
  • Know the basic theory of how the spine works, common injuries and how to avoid them

Key sections of the training are:

  • Introduction
  • The law
  • The spine
  • Moving and handling objects safely
  • Summary

The course can be taken at your own pace, but we recommend that the course takes about 2 hours.

Assessment and Certification

At the end of the course there is a 15 question multiple choice test. There is a pass mark of 85%, and you can take the test up to 6 times if you need to.

This manual handling course is CPD certified.


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