Manual Handling

£15.00 +VAT

Quantity Price Per Learner
1 - 9 £15.00
10 - 19 £14.50
20 - 49 £13.00
50+ £12.00

SKU: EFH013 Category: Product ID: 20287


The Manual Handling course aims to teach workers the basics of manual handling in the workplace, why a risk assessment is incredibly important and the different injuries that can happen as a result of improper manual handling.

Occupations which fall under this category are:

  • Warehouses/Factories specifically those who move materials around the factory itself.
  • Retail
  • Offices
  • Construction
  • Landscaping
  • Medical/Healthcare
  • Cook
  • Rail catering staff
  • Holiday park catering staff
  • Food manufacturer
  • Kitchen/Catering staff

Our accreditation?

This Manual Handling course is an online course with an online exam. The course is structured clearly with vital information featured, candidates are able to move swiftly and easily through it. Written course content accompanied by visual imagery means candidates are able to learn at their own pace to ensure they fully understand the material prior to the examination. Our course adheres to all current legislation and has been approved by the appropriate governing bodies which includes being accredited by The CPD Group, endorsed by Transcend who are an OFQUAL regulated awarding body, we are members of RoSPA (The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents) and our course is accepted by The Environmental Health Authority.

How long does the course take to complete take to complete?

The Manual online handling course takes roughly 1 – 2 hours to complete. At the end of each main section you will have the opportunity to answer a series of summary questions aimed to allow learners to consolidate their knowledge. This is good practice for the examination which you will complete at the end of the course. The examination is consisted of 25 multiple choice questions which cover each of the three sections. In order to pass the course and receive your certificate, you must score at least 21/25. If you score 20 points or less, you must repeat the course and examination until you score sufficiently. Retakes of the Manual Handling online course examination are limitless with no extra costs; so you can try as many times as is necessary.

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Additional information


The course is as follows:

1. Section One: Manual handling and who it affects?
The candidate will learn what manual handling entails and how it can keep any member of staff safe in a number of different workplace environments. They will also understand the benefits of adhering to the correct manual handling steps put in place.

1a. What is manual handling?: The candidate will learn the definition of manual handling and why it is important within a workplace to avoid any potential injuries.

2. Section Two: Employer/Employee Expectations
In this section the candidate will learn what is expected of them in the workplace and how to operate in a safe and effective manner. They will also learn how their employer plays an important role in the safety of the workers and what different laws are put in place to protect them from any injuries.

2a: Employer Responsibilities
The candidate will learn what to expect from their employer and their employer’s responsibilities in having certain processes in place within the workplace to make it safer for all involved.

2b: Employee Responsibilities
The candidate will learn what legislation they must know and respect when performing their job role, what due diligence is, and how to practice it.

2c: The Law
The candidate with understand what laws effect their job when it comes to manual handling and the specific precautions that need to be put into place to adhere to them.

2d: Risk Assessments
The candidate will learn what a risk assessment is, who should carry them out, how often and why they are important to maintaining a safe working environment.

3. Section Three: How to practice correct manual handling within the workplace

3a: Different types of PPE and aids that are involved with manual handling:
The candidate will learn about the different forms of PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) and workplace aids that are involved with manual handling and what is best practice when using them.

3b: Correct manual handling procedures
Here the candidate will learn about the different types of manual handling procedures and when is best to use them while perform a variety of different tasks within the workplace.

4. Section Four: Injuries and potential risks from improper manual handling

4a: First Aid
Here the candidate will learn what the consequences of poor personal hygiene standards or poor technique are and how to maintain good hygiene practice. By the end of the section the candidate will be able to identify their personal responsibility in making sure that they keep themselves as hygienic as possible as well as their legal obligation to behave in a hygienic way.

4b: Injuries in the workplace
The candidate will learn about different types of injuries that can be sustained within the workplace due to poor manual handling and how they can be prevented.