Manual Handling

Manual Handling

Updated Jun 22, 2024
Course Description

Course Overview

This Manual Handling training course provides the necessary information and training for you 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.


Course Outline

The course is divided into 5 easy to follow modules includes a multiple choice test at the end:

  • Introduction and Legislation
  • Identifying the Risks
  • Risk Assessments
  • Reducing and Controlling the Risks
  • Manual Handling Techniques


Target Audience

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.


Learning Objectives

By the end of this course learners will:

  • Be able to describe what Manual Handling is and the injuries associated with it
  • Understand the legal obligations associated with Manual Handling for both employers and employees
  • Be able to explain the Risks Hierarchy and LITE
  • Understand how to control and minimise risks caused by Manual Handling
  • Understand and practice the best technique to handle loads to maintain a safe working environment.


Course Inclusions

The Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 require employers to ensure that all employees are trained and competent in manual handling. This Manual Handling course will provide you with the knowledge and confidence to be able to handle loads safely and securely. This course includes:

  • Ensures compliance with UK Health and Safety legislation
  • Matches the CIEH Level 2 Syllabus
  • Developed by health and safety professionals
  • Accredited by CPD
  • Fully online course and assessment with no time limits


Approximate Duration

1 hour