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Online Manual Handling Training - RoSPA Approved

Our Manual Handling training online course will provide staff with instruction on the correct procedures for lifting, pulling, pushing. Once completed and passed the learner can print off their certificate immediately.

Each year around 33% of injuries that are reported to the HSE are related to Manual Handling. The incorrect lifting, pushing, pulling techniques can lead to the most serious injuries. It is now a legal responsibility that all staff reduce as far as possible the need to move loads without machinery thus reducing the risks assocciated with maual handling. Additionally good techniques will also reduce related risks.

Who is this course for?

This course is for anyone who is undertaking a manual handling task in the workplace.

Course aim

The aim of this course is to help prevent the injuries that are caused in the workplace.

Course content

This online course covers the following topics:

  • What is manual handling?
  • HSE Requirements
  • RIDDOR statistics
  • Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs)
  • Musculoskeletal system and the spine
  • Muscles and spinal injuries
  • Good posture
  • Regulations
  • Employers and employee’s duties
  • Reducing risk
  • Case studies
  • Implementing change
  • Assessing the workstation
  • Workstation ergonomics
  • Risk assessments
  • Hazards and risks
  • Recording findings
  • The MAC (Manual Handling Assessment Chart)
  • Factors that increase risk
  • TILE (Task Individual Capacity Load Environment)
  • Guidelines for safe lifting
  • Lifting aid examples

Course duration

The average time required to complete the learning is approximately 1 hour, however the course is designed to go at the pace of the learner and can be completed in more time if needed.


The online assessment for the course consists of 30 multiple choice questions. In order to be successful, candidates must achieve a 75% pass mark to obtain the certificate.


On successful completion of the Manual Handling Training course assessment, the candidate will be able to print/save their certificate. In addition to this, an e.mail is sent to the candidate containing a link to the certificate. This is the simplest, most convenient way to achieve compliance. Also, a QR code has been added to the certificate, which can be scanned by a smartphone to establish the certificate’s validity.

£25.00 + VAT per person

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