Manual Handling

IIRSM & CPD Approved

Course Description
Manual handling, or to be accurate, incorrect manual handling, is one of the most common causes of injury at work. To try and combat manual handling problems, the Manual Handling Operations Regulations were introduced. The Regulations lay out duties for both employees and employers. They give a general requirement that employees must be trained to manually handle correctly including the use of any equipment their employer provides to handle loads safely. This course covers safe handling techniques and how to develop good habits in relation to manual handling and introduces some practical solutions and the use of mechanical aids.

Target Audience
This is an awareness course only and is designed to give a greater awareness of the dangers that poor manual handling poses, as well as covering safe handling techniques, practical solutions to manual handling issues and the use of mechanical aids. If your duties include manual handling you will also need further practical training, you can get in touch with us to arrange this.

This course outlines exactly what constitutes manual handling and covers the regulations and legislation that apply to manual handling tasks. Online training is flexible, efficient and cost-effective, so candidates can progress through the modules at their own pace, in their own time, making it easy to fit the training around their work and personal life.

Course Cost: £20 per licence

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Further Progression
Our Workplace Health and Safety course is a great induction course in relation to health and safety as it covers a wide range of topics in more detail and has been designed to complement this course. Anyone who is required to work near to confined spaces, our Working in Confined Spaces course would be a useful course and anyone who is required to work above the ground, our Working at Height course would be a useful follow up.


  • What is Manual Handling?
  • Manual Handling Regulations
  • Safe Handling
  • Learning Safe Handling Habits
  • Practical Manual Handling Solutions
  • Use of Mechanical Aids

Duration: 75 minutes (Note: This is based on the amount of video content shown and is rounded off. It does not account in any way for loading time or thinking time on the questions).