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Manual Handling Course

Understanding safe manual handling techniques RoSPA Assured Certificate

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£25.00 +VAT per person

Course information
  • Certificate on Successful Completion
  • Access course on Desktop, Laptop or Tablet
  • 30 Multiple Choice Questions
  • Course Duration: 90 Minutes
  • CPD Points: 2

This Manual Handling Course provides the knowledge needed to help make sure your employees are adequately trained in manual handling safely and properly. Poor manual handling can lead to severe injuries, and it is the duty of the employer to protect the well-being of all their employees. Due to this, it is important that members of staff are trained and knowledgeable on performing manual handling tasks safely and correctly. Doing so will minimise the risks to the health of the worker and prevent the potential cause of accidents within the workplace.

Employees who perform tasks that involve manual handling but are not thoroughly trained put themselves at risk. This course guides learners through the techniques and procedures that should be maintained when moving and handling objects.

This course also looks at the specific risks and hazards surrounding manual handling. Being aware of the dangers to health can help employees and employers put specific measures in place to protect the health of the worker and others.

  • Work towards compliance with UK Health and Safety legislation
  • Train online at your own pace with a full audio voiceover
  • Assured by RoSPA & Accredited by CPD
  • Certificate on successful completion
  • Course duration: 90 minutes
  • Unlimited resits at no cost

Who is this Manual Handling Course Online for?

If your job involves manual handling of objects on a daily basis, then this online training is ideal for you. Warehouse workers, delivery drivers, office workers and factory assemblers are a few examples of who would benefit from this course. But if your job involves moving and handling, then you should ensure that you are adequately trained.

This training course is ideal for both employers and employees, as it looks at the roles and the responsibilities of both the worker and employer, plus the duties that should be upheld.

Manual Handling Certification

Our entire library of training courses are accredited by the CPD Certification Service as adhering to the universally recognised Continuing Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.

This training course and it's content has also been assured by RoSPA, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents.

Upon passing the online assessment you will have the options to both print and download your Manual Handling Certificate in PDF format. In addition to this an automated email will also be sent to your chosen email address containing a link to your certificate ensuring you always have access to a copy.

Furthermore, a QR code is displayed on each certificate which when scanned by a smartphone links to our certification database. This allows employers, auditors and local authority inspectors, for example, to establish a certificates validity instantly and at any time.

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Course Aim

The aim to this Manual Handling Course is to provide you with the appropriate knowledge on moving and handling objects safely and properly. It looks at how manual handling can cause serious injuries to health and how to prevent these injuries and other accidents from happening within the workplace.

Learning Objectives

On completion of the course, you should be able to:

  • Identify what manual handling is
  • Identify what Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs) are
  • Name what the 5 areas of the spine are
  • Recognise what good posture is
  • List the regulations that relate to manual handling
  • Identify what the duties of employees and employers are
  • Identify what hazards may appear on a risk assessment for manual handling
  • Identify what a MAC (Manual Handling Assessment Chart) is and what it is used for

Training Course Content

This course is made up of the following modules:

  • An Introduction to Manual Handling

    This section covers an introduction to Manual Handling and work-related MSD statistics

  • Module 1 - Manual Handling

    This section covers what manual handing is, factors that can increase the risk of injury, accident reporting, Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs), the spine and what is it comprised of, muscles and injuries that can be caused by manual handling, regulations and moving and handling equipment.

  • Module 2 - Risks and Hazards in Manual Handling

    This section covers assessing the workstation, workstation ergonomics, manual handling risk assessments, hazards and risks, the Manual Handling Assessment Chart (MAC), TILE, guidelines for safe lifting and lifting aids.


On completion of the course lessons and training material an online assessment will automatically unlock. The assessment will contain 30 multiple-choice questions and a mark of 75% or above will be required to pass.

The assessment will be marked instantly and so you will know straight away if you have passed or not. If you don't pass first time there's no need to worry. Unlimited resits at absolutely no additional charge are available so you can retake the assessment again as many times as you need to.

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Add your selected courses to the basket using the Green ‘Add to Basket’ button. Once you have added all the required courses to the basket, you can then start the checkout process and complete your purchase using a Credit or Debit Card.

Please note: For organisations ordering 10 or more units of training there is an option to pay via invoice. Contact the office on 01482 861 040 and we can process your order over the telephone.

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Accessing the Training Course

Now you have completed your order we will email you a Receipt along with a second email titled ‘Online Course Registration Details’. This will contain all the information you will need to register a user on the Training Course. Emails are sent within minutes of a completed transaction so as soon as you complete your order you will receive your confirmation emails straight away.

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Registering on the Training Course

The Online Course Registration Details will contain a Course Code and a unique Course Activation Key – these can be used to create a user account and access the Training Course. Follow the instructions to get up and running on the course.

Please note: If you have ordered more than one course you will receive multiple Course Activation Keys in the Course Registration email.

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Once you have passed the assessment your certificate will be immediately available to print and download in PDF Format. In addition to this an automated email will also be sent to your chosen email address containing a link to your certificate ensuring you always have access to a copy.

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Customer Support

Have further questions, or need some support? Our team is on hand to help you every step of the way – from checking out on the website, gaining access to the course, and downloading your certificate. Call a member of the team on 01482 861 040 or email us on support@train4academy.co.uk and we will be happy to help you along the way.

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Understanding safe manual handling techniques RoSPA Assured Certificate


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Course information
  • Certificate on Successful Completion
  • Access course on Desktop, Laptop or Tablet
  • 30 Multiple Choice Questions
  • Course Duration: 90 Minutes
  • CPD Points: 2

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