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Manual Handling

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3 hours
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No formal qualification
5 CPD hours / points
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  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price
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  • Certificate of completion available and is included in the price

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Manual handling is said to be the main cause of work-related musculoskeletal disorders in the workplace, accounting for over a third of workplace accidents. The Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 (as amended in 2002) requires that all employers train their staff how to handle manuals correctly and safely, to prevent any risks of injury.

This Manual Handling Training Course trains you how to work in compliance with UK health and safety legislation; from ensuring correct control measures are in place, to handling techniques and how to undergo a risk assessment. This course particularly applies to warehouse and factory staff, manual labourers, delivery drivers, construction workers and farmhands.

Section 2 of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and regulations 10 and 13 of the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 require managers and supervisors to provide their employees with health and safety training. This expert audio visual course will give you the fundamental knowledge you need to look after your staff and help maintain an injury-free workplace. Enrol today and get instant results.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course learners will be able to demonstrate that they can:

  • Understand the different forms of manual handling and risks involved.
  • Identify the most common injuries caused by manual handling.
  • Know the guidelines set out by legal regulations in MHOR.
  • Record all details needed for an accident or incident report.
  • Mitigate potential hazards in the workplace.
  • Recognise the best postures and heaviest weights that can be used in the environment.

Key Features of Manual Handling Training

Our trusted, high quality and affordable online courses are designed to train individuals to become experts in their field.

  • Accredited by CPD
  • Complies with UK health and safety legislation
  • Instant e-certificate and hard copy dispatch by next working day
  • Fully online and interactive course
  • Developed by qualified health and safety professionals
  • Self paced learning and laptop, tablet, smartphone friendly
  • 24/7 Learning Assistance



5 CPD hours / points
Accredited by The CPD Certification Service

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Course Curriculum

Module 01: Introduction, Legislation and Guidance

In module one, we get the ball rolling by defining what we mean by manual handling. We discuss different ways that we may handle items manually in the workplace and what tasks fall into the umbrella of ‘manual handling’. We also take a look at what risks are associated with manual handling. Along with why there’s such a ‘fuss’ about this issue. Finally, we take a look at the surprisingly easy to understand legislation surrounding manual handling and what authorities are in place to help you stay safe in your workplace.

Module 02: Manual Handling Hazards and Injuries

Module two starts to become more specific, and in this module, the focus of our attention is what types of injuries we might experience as a result of manual handling. We also look at why it’s so important to be able to notice these injuries in yourself or others.

Module 03: Manual Handling Risk Assessments

In this module, which is another focused module, we take a look at risk assessments in depth. The learner will discover the critical role that risk assessments play not just in managing health and safety risks but in managing all risks.

Module 04: Controlling and Reducing the Risks

A big part of risk management is to control and reduce the risks involved, and this is the focus of this module. We learn systems for reducing and controlling risk. What to do in some everyday situations and ways that we may manage the risk such as using Personal Protective Equipment, and practising safe manual handling protocols.

Module 05: Safe Lifting Techniques

In the final module, we take a more in-depth look into many of the techniques used to help the learner to practice manual handling safely. We will focus on each different type of lift you may need to do in the workplace and give you a step by step guide on how to handle that load safely.


All of our courses are fully accredited, providing you with up-to-date skills and knowledge and helping you to become more competent and effective in your chosen field.


Once you’ve successfully completed your course, you will immediately be sent a digital certificate. Also, you can have your printed certificate delivered by post (shipping cost £3.99). Our certifications have no expiry dates, although we do recommend that you renew them every 12 months.


At the end of the course, there will be an online assessment, which you will need to pass to complete the course. Answers are marked instantly and automatically, allowing you to know straight away whether you have passed. If you haven’t, there’s no limit on the number of times you can take the final exam. All this is included in the one-time fee you paid for the course itself.

Who is this course for?

This informative course is perfect for anyone who works in an environment where manual work is common, such as:

  • Warehouse worker
  • Factory worker
  • Construction worker
  • Office worker
  • Shop assistant
  • Employers of any sized workforce

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Would this be any good for working in a warehouse?


Dear Melissa, Thank you for your inquiry. Yes, this course is suitable for Warehouse workers. Thanks

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I work in a construction site. Will this training be helpful for me?


Dear Arik, Thank you for your question. This informative course is perfect for anyone who works in an environment where manual work is common. This course trains you how to work in compliance with UK health and safety legislation; from ensuring correct control measures are in place, to handling techniques and how to undergo a risk assessment. This course particularly applies to warehouse and factory staff, manual labourers, delivery drivers, construction workers and farmhands. Thanks

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