manual handling at work online learning

Manual Handling at Work – Online Learning

This Manual Handling at Work Online Learning Course will help ensure learners have all the information they need to protect themselves from injury sustained from poor handling and lifting techniques. In this e-learning course:

  • Describe the significance of manual handling techniques to prevent injuries and promote workplace safety
  • Apply effective methods to minimise the risk of injury while performing manual handling tasks, including proper lifting, carrying, and pushing/pulling techniques
  • Explore the legal protections provided to employees regarding manual handling, including the obligations of employers to provide a safe working environment
  • Acquire the fundamentals of manual handling to stay safe at work
  • Avoid painful injuries and forced time off work.

Course Introduction

No one plans to injure themselves while lifting or moving items at work. But it happens, a lot. Poor manual handling technique is a major cause of workplace injuries. And the subsequent musculoskeletal injuries sustained can range from mild discomfort to severe pain to more serious life-changing conditions.

And it’s not just about the injury to your body. Lengthy absence from your work can be damaging to your bank balance, your career and your happiness, too. This short e-learning course will help learners understand the fundamentals of manual handling to help them avoid injuries and stay fit and healthy at work.

Course Content

Module 1 – Why manual handling is important
  • Learn the safety factors to consider beyond simply the weight of the item
  • What are the most common manual handling injuries sustained?
  • Realise just how common manual handling injuries are
  • Learn the 3 steps to reduce or avoid manual handling risks.
Module 2 – Manual handling tasks 
  • Learn the key manual handling risk factors
  • Learn manual handling best practice to reduce your risk of injury
  • Learn how to use TILE to reduce pushing and pulling injuries​
Module 3 – FAQ phone in 
  • How does health and safety legislation protect employees?
  • What can be done to prevent manual handling injuries?
  • Are there recommended weight limits for manual handling?
  • What is the correct lifting technique?​​
Module 4 - Assessment and CPD certificate
  • A chance to test your knowledge of the topic with scoring
  • The e-learning course comes with free CPD certificates for the learners including RoSPA Qualifications – Assured logo


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Your employees will receive personalised and dated certificates upon successful completion of our CPD certified e-learning courses. All courses have relevant accreditations.


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