Manual Handling

eLearning Course


Manual handling, or to be accurate, incorrect manual handling techniques are one of the most common causes of work related injuries.

The Manual Handling Operations Regulations were introduced to enforce the requirement for appropriate training.

The Regulations outline duties for both employees and employers. They state the requirement that employees must be trained to correctly lift and handle materials, including the use of any equipment their employer provides to handle loads safely.

This course provides learners with 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.

Course Aims

By the end of this course, learners will:

  • Be able to define what Manual Handling is and understand the impact of poor manual handling practice.
  • Know the regulations relating to Manual Handling.
  • Understand safe handling.
  • Identify manual handling risks to yourself and your colleagues
  • Be able to determine the best way to lift and move items.

Who is this course suitable for:

All staff within an organisation that require manual handling training. No previous training is required. The examples used in the training will apply to most work settings.

Courses are available for both UK & Irish legislation.

Course Length:

Learners normally complete the training and assessment within 60 minutes.

Course Detail

Our Manual Handling training course contains 4 fully interactive training sections for the learner to work through at their own pace. The 4th section is a Manual Handling assessment to show understanding.

Each learner needs an individual e-mail. Courses can be taken on Desktop, Tablet or Mobile.


Upon successful completion of the course, the learner will receive an email with their certificate.

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