Manual Handling Course.
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This is a mandatory health and safety training course for all UK employees and is the employers legal responsibility to provide it.

The qualification is a national training certificate that is recognised by local authorities and corporate employers throughout the UK. All training certificates can be verified by employers or others to prove that they are genuine, by clicking Validate a Certificate and typing in the certificate number.

Course Overview

Why choose our RoSPA approved, award winning online manual handling course for your training?

  • This manual handling course, teaches you risks and hazards and the importance of correct handling techniques.
  • This course may save you from short team and long term injuries.
  • All our courses are created by health and safety professionals.
  • Our courses are built on an easy to use and intuitive learning platform.
  • The course training certificate conforms to UK and EU legal requirements.
  • On completion of this course you get an instant digital training certificate to download to print.
  • Because this manual handling course, teaches you risks and hazards and the importance of correct handling techniques.
  • Because this course may save you from short term and long term injuries.
  • Because All our courses are created by health and safety professionals.
  • Because if its ease of use and intuitive learning platform.
  • Because the training certificate conforms to UK and EU legal requirements.
  • Because on completion you get an instant digital training certificate to download and print.

This course is designed to show people the importance of thinking and assessing before carrying out tasks.

It's not just designed to meet employer's legal requirements but to teach people wat happens when things go wrong and how to avoid bad practices.

Many people think that manual handling is lifting a heavy object. This is not the case and this course is designed to show people how handling light objects with poor posture can affect their health.

Special attention is given to how the spine and back works, how to maintain safe handling postures and avoid industry.

The training course is designed to give employees the right practical techniques to handle loads correctly, protecting both the employer and the workforce.

  • To give employees a basic understanding of what The Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 are, and why they were introduced.
  • To let candidates, know that over a third of all workplace injuries are a result of poor manual handling and how these injuries can be avoided.
  • To instil the importance of correct handling by letting candidates know accident rates and types of injuries sustained.
  • To give candidates good foundation knowledge on handling assessment and control measures.
  • To teach the correct lifting and handling techniques.
  • To show how lifting or holding a relatively light object can be incredibly damaging if the lift is carried out incorrectly.
  • To evaluate the importance of choosing the correct mechanical aids if required, knowing their safe working limits and the basic visual checks to carry out before use.
  • To teach postural awareness, how the spine works and how injuries can occur.

The importance of learning correct manual handling techniques can’t be stressed enough. Injuries classified as musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs), account for more than a third of all work-related illnesses can be avoided by following some simple steps.

It’s important to note though, that correct manual handling training doesn’t show people how to lift heavy objects, instead it teaches people how to handle things safely and correctly.

The stereotypical view that manual handling injuries are caused from someone trying to lift a heavy item that is above their capabilities is wrong. Pushing, pulling or lifting relatively light items whilst the body is in a poor posture is the main cause and these can all be avoided by following advice and measures in our manual handling course.

One of the main benefits of this training course is set out in the Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992, which states that employees must follow appropriate systems of work laid down for their safety.

In short this means that if an employee has been trained in safe systems of work, they must follow the procedures they’ve learned.

Likewise, if an employee has received no training, the responsibility, should there be an injury caused from a manual handling procedure, lies solely with the employer. A third of all work-related illnesses are caused by incorrect manual handling. That’s one in three work related injuries. Many of these cause damage to the back and particularly the lower spine area where just 5 of the 33 vertebrae support the entire weight of the head and torso. This lower spine area or lumbar region doesn’t have a rib cage attached to it so has far more flexibility and movement and can be particularly vulnerable to injury.

The reoccurrence rate for back injuries is 70%, and one of the main reasons injuries are so common, is that many are caused by the cumulative effects of repeating an activity with poor posture. The back is made of 33 vertebrae that have discs between them that act as shock absorbers and an adult’s spine has four natural curves. The muscles and joints in the back have the least strain placed upon them in the upright position where the four curves of the spine are in their natural position. Which is why correct lifting practices involve maintaining a straight back.

27% of all workplace injuries that require over a week off work are due to manual handling and these injuries are called 7 day injuries and injuries of 7 days or more must be reported to the HSE. Most of these injuries can be avoided with adequate training.

Let your staff get their certificate for safe manual handling today with our cost-effective training solution that’s available on all platforms. Be safe and book your course today.

One of the main benefits of this training course is set out in the Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992, which states that employees must follow appropriate systems of work laid down for their safety.

In short this means that if an employee has been trained in safe systems of work, they must follow the procedures they’ve learned.

Likewise, if an employee has received no training, the responsibility, should there be an injury caused from a manual handling procedure, lies solely with the employer. A third of all work-related illnesses are caused by incorrect manual handling. That’s one in three work related injuries. Many of these cause damage to the back and particularly the lower spine area where just 5 of the 33 vertebrae support the entire weight of the head and torso. This lower spine area or lumbar region doesn’t have a rib cage attached to it so has far more flexibility and movement and can be particularly vulnerable to injury.

The reoccurrence rate for back injuries is 70%, and one of the main reasons injuries are so common, is that many are caused by the cumulative effects of repeating an activity with poor posture. The back is made of 33 vertebrae that have discs between them that act as shock absorbers and an adult’s spine has four natural curves. The muscles and joints in the back have the least strain placed upon them in the upright position where the four curves of the spine are in their natural position. Which is why correct lifting practices involve maintaining a straight back.

27% of all workplace injuries that require over a week off work are due to manual handling and these injuries are called 7 day injuries and injuries of 7 days or more must be reported to the HSE. Most of these injuries can be avoided with adequate training.

Let your staff get their certificate for safe manual handling today with our cost-effective training solution that’s available on all platforms. Be safe and book your course today.

Assessment and Training Certificate

For ease of use the training course is split into three modules with a Q&A multiple choice section at the end of each module.

The pass rate for each module is 85% and you have to pass each module to move onto the next.

If you don't pass a module first time, you are given as much access to the course material as you need in order to meet the required standard.

Once you have completed the course, you will have instant access to your training certificate which is recognised by Environmental Health Officers and local authorities.

Your Manual Handling training certificate is value for three years.