Online Manual Handling Course

CPD and IIRSM Approved

Unsafe manual handling, is one of the most common causes of injury at work. To try and combat manual handling problems, the Manual Handling Operations Regulations were introduced.

The Regulations lay out duties for both employees and employers. They give a general requirement that employees must be trained to manually handle correctly including the use of any equipment their employer provides to handle loads safely.

This course outlines exactly what constitutes manual handling and covers the regulations and legislation that apply to manual handling tasks. It then goes on to cover safe handling techniques and how to develop good habits in relation to manual handling. It finishes off by introducing some practical solutions and the use of mechanical aids.

Please note that this is an awareness course only, if your duties include manual handling you will also need further practical training.

Training your employees with our online system will go a long way to giving them greater awareness of the dangers that poor manual handling poses, as well as covering safe handling techniques, practical solutions to manual handling issues and the use of mechanical aids.


On successful completion of the course you will download a quality assured certificate. This can be used to provide evidence for compliance and audit.

This course is accredited by the CPD Certification Service as conforming to universally accepted Continuing Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.

Additionally, this course has been independently recognised by IIRSM ( International Institute of Risk and Safety Management) as meeting the standards of its Training Approval Scheme.

This certificate does not have an expiry date. However, the recommended industry renewal period for this training is 1 year. We print this recommended renewal date on your certificate.


The Manual Handling course has 6 modules.

Module Number Module Name Pass % Required
1 What is Manual Handling? 75
2 Manual Handling Regulations 75
3 Safe Handling 75
4 Learning Safe Handling Habits 75
5 Practical Manual Handling Solutions 75
6 Use of Mechanical Aids 75



The online assessment is taken on completion of each training module, through several multiple-choice questions. You are required to get 75% on the tests to pass the course.

You can review all the answers before final submission and are given 3 attempts to achieve the required result.

The answers are marked automatically so you will instantly know whether you have passed. In the unlikely event that don't pass don't worry! You can call us and we will offer you 3 FREE Re-tests.