The Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 require employers to ensure that all employees are trained and competent in manual handling.

Manual handling accidents account for more than a third of all accidents reported each year to the enforcing authorities. It is estimated that in excess of 500,000 people in Great Britain suffer from a musculoskeletal disorder (MSD) mainly affecting the upper limbs or neck that was caused, or made worse, by their current or past work.

This Manual Handling Training Course provides the necessary information and training for organisations to understand more about the risks associated with manual handling, how to undergo a risk assessment and how to ensure appropriate control measures are put in place.

Ensures compliance with UK Health and Safety legislation
Matches the CIEH Level 2 Syllabus
Developed by health and safety professionals
Accredited by CPD and RoSPA
Fully online course and assessment with no time limits
Approximate duration: 1 hour

Who Should Take This Manual Handling Training Course?

The manual handling course is aimed at all levels of employees who may undertake manual handling operations, including the transporting of a load of items by lifting, putting down, pushing, pulling, carrying or moving thereof by hand or by bodily force.

Do You Comply With The Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992?

The Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 require employers to ensure that all employees are trained and competent in manual handling. It is the employer’s duty to avoid manual handling as far as is reasonably practicable and, if this cannot be done, the employer must take steps to reduce the risk of injury.

Section 2 of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and regulations 10 and 13 of the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 require employers to provide their employees with health and safety information and training. This should be supplemented as necessary with more specific information and training on manual handling injury risks and prevention, as part of the steps to reduce risk required by the regulations.

This Manual Handling Training Course ensures employers comply with these Regulations by providing appropriate knowledge of the risks and safety measures associated with manual handling tasks.


Approximately one hour. The length of time taken depends entirely on how quickly learners study and absorb the material.


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

All of our courses are accredited by the CPD Certification Service as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.

This course is also approved by RoSPA, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, as providing quality and content-approved training.


The course is divided into five accessible, interactive modules and also includes an assessment at the end:

Introduction and Legislation
Identifying the Risks
Risk Assessments
Reducing and Controlling the Risks
Manual Handling Techniques
Aims of the Manual Handling Training

By the end of this course learners will:

Be able to describe what Manual Handling is and the injuries associated with it
Understand the legal obligations associated with Manual Handling for both employers and employees
Be able to explain the Risks Hierarchy and LITE
Understand how to control and minimise risks caused by Manual Handling
Understand and practise the best technique to handle loads to maintain a safe working environment.


The online assessment is taken on completion of the training material. You will be asked 10 multiple choice questions with a pass mark of 80%. If you don’t pass don’t worry! You can take the test as many times as you need with no extra charge.
  • Manual Handling
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed