Manual Handling Course

Manual Handling Course

Manual Handling Course

The Manual Handling Course covers a wide range of activities and incorrect manual handling is one of the most common causes of injury at work. The nature of the load itself doesn’t matter if you have to use your muscles, then it’s manual handling and incorrect manual handling places you in danger of obtaining an injury and possibly death.

The Importance of Manual Handling

When it comes to manual handling it is of the utmost importance to carry out this activity properly and efficiently, not only can mishandling cause injury to the person but can endanger other colleagues and staff, this can also have a compounded affect on the business as it may result in staff sickness and loss of income for both the injured party and the business. The Manual Handling Course is approved by The International Institute of Risk and Safety Management and the CPD Certification Service.

Do You Comply With The Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992?

The Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 require employers to ensure that all employees are trained and competent in manual handling. It is the employer’s duty to avoid manual handling as far as is reasonably practicable and, if this cannot be done, the employer must take steps to reduce the risk of injury.

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 employers to provide their employees with health and safety information and training. This should be supplemented as necessary with more specific information and training on manual handling injury risks and prevention, as part of the steps to reduce risk required by the regulations.

This Manual Handling Course ensures employers comply with these Regulations by providing appropriate knowledge of the risks and safety measures associated with manual handling tasks.

Who Should Take This Manual Handling Course?

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

  • Warehouse and factory staff
  • Care home and nursing home staff
  • Hospital staff
  • Heavy manual labourers
  • Unloading and loading of vehicles
  • Construction and building site workers
  • Office workers
  • Delivery drivers
  • Farmhands

MODULE 1 – What is Manual Handling?

  • Possible Consequences of Incorrect Manual Handling
  • Basic Anatomy

MODULE 2 – Manual Handling Operations Regulations

  • Complying with the Regulations
  • Can you do it differently
  • Avoiding Manual Handling

MODULE 3 – Safe Handling

  • The Back is a Complex Structure
  • Ergonomics

MODULE 4 – Learning Safe Handling Habits

  • T.I.L.E.
  • Planning

MODULE 5 – Practical Manual Handling Solutions

  • Posture
  • Handling Safely
  • Examples of Manual Handling and WRULD’s
MODULE 6 – Use of Mechanical Aids
  • The Range of Mechanical Aids
  • Animate Manual Handling
  • Safe use of Mechanical Aids

The Manual Handling Course is:

  • The International Institute of Risk and Safety Management and CPD Certification Service approved.
  • High Quality Interactive courses with Audio
  • Ensures compliance with the The Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 and 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.
  • Simple to use on smartphone, mobile, laptop or desktop
  • Fully Online with instant access and no time limits
  • Approximate completion time is 75 minutes

The online Manual Handling Course assessment is taken on completion of the Manual Handling Course training material. You will be asked a selection of multiple choice questions with a pass mark of 75%. 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 at no extra charge to you.


Online / distance courses (no attendance) – You have 7 days to be able to cancel online/distance bookings made through Pennine Training Services.

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