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Manual Handling Safety at Work (CPD certified)

Course overview

This short, auto-marked programme will give you the knowledge you need to understand the risks associated with manual handling and how to deal with these risks.

This course is CPD certified.

Course duration

4 hours

Delivery method







Funding may be available for this course. Please contact our team to check your eligibility.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course, students will understand the reasons for safe manual handling and risk assessments. They will also be aware of the principles, equipment and testing requirements for manual handling safety and know how to apply safe manual handling principles. 

Course content

  • The reasons for safe manual handling:
    • Injuries and ill health associated with incorrect manual handling
    • Employers’ and employees’ duties
    • The consequences for non-compliance with health and safety requirements at work
  • How manual handling risk assessments contribute to health and safety:
    • Understanding the hazards and risks in manual handling work
    • The process for carrying out a manual handling risk assessment
    • The principles of the risk control hierarchy for manual handling
  • Principles, equipment and testing requirements for manual handling safety:
    • The principles of safe movement for manual handling
    • Types of equipment used for manual handling tasks
    • The requirements for testing, servicing and examining manual handling and lifting equipment
  • Applying safe manual handling principles:
    • Efficient and safe manual handling principles
    • Moving a load manually on your own
    • Using manual handling aids and equipment
    • Undertaking a manual handling task as part of a team

Course requirements

To attend this course, students will require access to the internet and a web browser application (e.g. Google Chrome).

For more information about this course please contact us.

Queens Court Regent Street Barnsley South Yorkshire S70 2EG
Tel: 01226 216760 | Email: |

These course details were downloaded on 20/04/2024

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