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Manual Handling Training Online

Manual Handling Training Online - RoSPA cert

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Course information
  • Certificate on Successful Completion
  • Access course on Desktop, Laptop or Tablet
  • 30 Multiple Choice Questions
  • 1 Hour Duration

Our Manual Handling Training Online is a course in understanding. The training 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 associated with manual handling. Additionally, good techniques will also reduce related risks.

  • Ensures compliance with UK Health and Safety legislation
  • Ideal for all employees, including staff & managers
  • Digital certificate on completion
  • Approved by RoSPA & Accredited by CPD
  • Self-paced online training
  • Approximate: 1 hour

Who is this Manual Handling training online for?

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

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This course would be ideal if your job role involves physically moving objects; pushing, pulling, carrying, lifting or placing on the floor.

Examples of professionals who'll benefit from taking this training may include:

  • Warehouse Workers
  • Manual labourers
  • Loading/unloading of vehicles
  • Construction, on-site building workers
  • Delivery drivers
  • Farmhand

Complying With The Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992

The Manual Handling Operations Regulations (often abbreviated to MHOR) is a piece of Health & Safety legislation that affects both employers and employees. It passed into law in 1992 and was amended in 2002.

It states that employers have a legal obligation (under MHOR) to perform a suitable assessment of the risks that will be present to the employees from the manual handling of loads. The employer needs to take a risk assessment on all manual handling tasks that can potentially cause the risk of an injury.

You can ensure your business is compliant with the Manual Handling Operations Regulations by taking them to the guidance contained within their regulations found on the Health and Safety Executive website.

Course aim

The manual handling online training aims to help prevent the injuries that are caused in the workplace.

Manual Handling Course Content

This online course covers the following topics:

  • Module 1 – Introduction to Manual Handling

    • What is manual handling?
    • HSE requirements
    • RIDDOR statistics
    • Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs)
    • Musculoskeletal system and the spine
    • Muscles and spinal injuries
    • Good posture
    • Legislation
    • Employers’ and employees’ duties
    • Reducing risk
    • Case studies
    • Implementing change
  • Module 2 – Risks and Hazards in Manual Handling

    • 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

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Learning Objectives

On successful completion of this course, you should be able to;

  • What should be considered in a risk assessment for a workstation
  • What should be covered in a risk assessment
  • Who should carry out a risk assessment
  • The 5 step process of a risk assessment
  • What the terms ‘hazard’ and ‘risk’ mean
  • What must be recorded
  • what hazards may appear on a risk assessment for manual handling
  • What a MAC is and what it is used for
  • What factors can increase the level of risk
  • What the guidelines are for safe lifting
  • What lifting aids are and give examples

Course Duration

The average time required to complete the learning of our online manual handling training course 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 manual handling online course assessment consists of 30 multiple choice questions. In order to be successful, candidates must achieve a 75% pass mark to obtain the certificate.

We offer unlimited resits at not cost. If you do happen to fail this course then don't worry simply contact our support team to reset the course for you.

Manual Handling Training Certificate

RoSPA Approved E-Learning course

On successful completion of the manual handling course assessment, the candidate will be able to print/save their Online Manual Handling Course certificate. In addition to this, an email 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.

This e-learning course only provides awareness education. Face to face training would be needed in addition in order to complete the all round skills and knowledge to be able to carry this forward practically in your organisation.

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Course information
  • Certificate on Successful Completion
  • Access course on Desktop, Laptop or Tablet
  • 30 Multiple Choice Questions
  • 1 Hour Duration

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