Manual Handling Safety at Work


Do you pick up heavy items in your current employment? Do you have staff members that carry heavy items?

This course is the perfect for those looking to understand how to carry heavy items in a safe manner. This is the sole cause of many injuries at work and understanding how to move items safely is a key part to daily jobs.


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Our Manual Handling Safety at Work course will give you the knowledge you need to understand the risks associated with manual handling and how to deal with these risks.

The course is ideal for both individuals along with companies looking to keep its employees safe in the workplace.

Who is it for?

Our Manual Handling Safety at Work course is aimed towards anyone wishing to know more about staying safe within the workplace or for companies looking to safeguard it’s staff members and business. It will give you a much broader understanding as to what is required to remain safe whilst handling goods.

Units Covered

Unit 1: The reasons for safe manual handling

In this section, your learners will cover the injuries and ill health associated with incorrect manual handling, employers’ and employees’ duties and the consequences for non-compliance with health and safety requirements at work.

Unit 2: How manual handling risk assessments contribute to health and safety

Your learners will develop their understanding of the hazards and risks in manual handling work, the process for carrying out a manual handling risk assessment and the principles of the risk control hierarchy for manual handling.

Unit 3: Principles, equipment and testing requirements for manual handling safety

In this section, your learners will cover the principles of safe movement for manual handling, the types of equipment used for manual handling tasks and the requirements for testing, servicing and examining manual handling and lifting equipment.

Unit 4: Applying safe manual handling principles

Your learners will cover efficient and safe manual handling principles, including moving a load manually on their own, using manual handling aids and equipment, and undertaking a manual handling task as part of a team.

The Course

Course Length 3 hours
Awarding Body CPD
Learning Method(s) Online learning
materials with
online assessment


Assessments are a great way of checking your progress allowing you to apply your learning to real-world situations. Through the course you will be assessed by a series of written assignments, which are assessed as you complete via our learner platform.

All assignments are set by The Learning College. Upon verification of the activities, exercises and assignments, a certificate of achievement will be awarded, as confirmation that your written work has met all of the learning outcomes and assessment criteria for the course thus passing your recognised qualification in full.

Please note: There is no examination required for this course.

What’s included

You will have access to a Tutor, via email & telephone, whom will be guiding and supporting your study. You will also be provided with all course materials via our learner platform in order to complete your course.

Study Time

The guided study hours to complete your Manual Handling Safety at Work course is 3 hours. You should allow enough time to complete assignments/ question papers to ensure satisfactory outcomes are met.


Our Manual Handling Safety at Work is openly available to anyone wishing to understand more about internet safety.

  • Students should have access to a computer and the internet throughout your study period.
  • Learners should have basic PC skills in order to use our Learner Management System (LMS)
  • You should be fully committed to your studies.
  • Must be aged 16 and over

Certification Fee

The Certification fee for this course is £55.00 of which is only payable upon successful completion.

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Payment Options

Manual Handling Safety at Work – £49.00


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