Manual Handling Course

Manual Handling Course covers a wide range of activities. Thus incorrect manual handling is one of the most common causes of injury at work. Furthermore 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 potential death income.

The Importance of Manual Handling

When it comes to manual handling it is of the utmost importance to carry out this activity in proper and efficient manner. 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. Also 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 of employers to first of all, ensure that following this 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. If this is not achievable therefore 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 in essence require of 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  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 undertake manual handling operations. This includes the transporting of a load or items by lifting, putting down, pushing, pulling, carrying and moving by hand or by bodily force. Thus it 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 in a different way
  • 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
  • Safe Handling
  • 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 Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 and section 2 of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974. Also regulations 10 and 13 of the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999.
  • Simple to use on smart phone, mobile and laptop or desktop
  • Fully Online with instant access and no time limits
  • Approximate completion time is 75 minutes


Additionally, at the end of the course learners will also take an online multiple choice assessment test with a pass mark of 75%. These online multiple choice questions are marked simultaneously so you will instantly know whether you have passed the course. However, if you don’t pass, don’t worry! In that case, you can review the course material and take the assessment again as many times as you need in order to pass and at no extra cost. In the meantime, of course we are providing customer service and technical support as well. Once assessment completed, you will be able to download and print your certificate as many times as you like.

Online / distance courses (no attendance)

You have 7 days to be able to cancel online/distance bookings on this fire course. In fact, this also includes any of our other online training courses made through Pennine Training Services.

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