Manual Handling Training Course

Manual Handling Awareness
£25 +VAT

This Manual Handling Training Course helps employers ensure that they and their employees are sufficiently trained in the principles and practices of safe manual handling.

This course provides the necessary information and training for organisations to understand more about the risks associated with manual handling, how to undergo a risk assessment and how to ensure appropriate control measures are put in place.

It follows the requirements of the Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 (MHOR) and provides a practical guide for managing and carrying out safe and healthy manual handling. The course also features videos, diagrams, and downloadable resources to use in your workplace.

This course has been updated and is legally accurate in line with any guidance changes that have resulted from Brexit legislation - including any revisions to deadlines.

  • Written in compliance with the Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 (MHOR) 
  • Matches the CIEH Level 2 Syllabus
  • Developed by health and safety professionals
  • Approved by CPD and IIRSM
  • Online training course and assessment with no time limits
  • Full audio voiceover
  • Approximate duration: 3 hours
  • On completion, certificate is posted next working day
  • Downloadable PDF certificate available on completion

Who should take this course?

The manual handling course is aimed at employees at all levels who may undertake manual handling operations, including the transporting of a load of items by lifting, lowering, pushing, pulling, carrying, manoeuvring, steadying or transporting thereof by hand or by bodily force. This includes, but is not limited to, professions such as:

  • Warehouse and factory staff
  • Heavy manual labourers
  • Construction and building site workers
  • Office workers
  • Delivery drivers
  • Agricultural workers

Certification

CPD Approved
IIRSM Approved

All of our courses are accredited by the CPD Certification Service as conforming to universally accepted Continuing Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.

Additionally, this course has been independently recognised by the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management as meeting the standards of its Training Approval Scheme.

On successful completion of the course you will be sent a quality assured certificate through the post the next working day. This can be used to provide evidence for compliance and audit. 

This certificate does not have an expiry date. However, based on industry best practice guidelines, the recommended renewal period for this training is 1 year. We will print this recommended renewal date on your certificate.


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Course content

ModuleDescription
1Introduction and Legislation

What is manual handling?, who does manual handling affect?, injuries and health risks, benefits of controlling risks, The Manual Handling Operations Regulations, employer duties, employee duties and HSE guidance.

2Manual Handling Injuries

Types of injury, immediate injuries and musculoskeletal disorders.

3Risk Assessments for Safe Manual Handling

What is a risk assessment? Who should carry out a risk assessment? Identifying hazards, LITE, factors that increase the risk of harm, deciding who may be harmed and how, occupations most at risk, evaluating risks, recording the significant findings, reviewing and updating, results of your risk assessment.

4Avoiding and Controlling the Risks

Employer duties, avoiding manual handling, reducing the risk, team handling, mechanical and automation precautions, personal protective equipment, markings on equipment and PPE, and LITE.

5Safe Manual Handling Techniques

Lifting and lowering techniques, safe weights for lifting and lowering, carrying, risk assessments and HSE tools, pushing and pulling, and team handling.


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Aims of the course

Upon completion of this course, you will:

  • Understand what is meant by manual handling.
  • Be able to explain the common causes of injury and potential long-term damages to health as a result of poor manual handling techniques.
  • Understand the legal responsibilities and the duties placed upon employers and employees.
  • Be able to identify manual handling hazards.
  • Understand how to carry out an effective manual handling risk assessment.
  • Understand the control measures that can be put in place to reduce the risk of harm.
  • Understand and practise the best way to handle loads to maintain a safe working environment.

Assessment

The online assessment is taken on completion of the training material. You will be asked 20 multiple choice questions with a pass mark of 80%. The answers are marked automatically so that you’ll instantly know whether you passed. If you don't pass don't worry! You can take the test as many times as you need with no extra charge.



 Frequently Asked Questions

Can this training course help me apply for SSIP accreditations like CHAS and SMAS?

Yes, our Manual Handling course can act as evidence of industry-related training for accreditation applications, such as CHAS. It covers the requirements of the Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 (MHOR), which will help you understand how to fulfil the legal duties they set out. Knowledge of these topics form part of the training requirements set out by accreditation assessment bodies, so you must be able to demonstrate evidence of compliance in order for your application to be successful. Our course will contribute to the evidence you must provide during your application, to show that you have received the relevant training.


Please note that it will be down to each individual accreditation body to decide if our courses are sufficient for the training requirements of your specific business. This evidence only forms one part of your overall application process. It is up to you to prove you are fulfilling your legal duties and to supply sufficient evidence for everything the accrediting body requires in order for your application to be successful.


Does this manual handling course include a certificate?

Yes - upon completion of your training you'll be able to download a PDF copy of your certificate immediately whilst your formal certificate will be sent by post the next working day.