Manual Handling Challenge Course

Our Manual Handling Challenge course explores the risks of manual handling in an engaging, scenario-based format

Key Learning Points:

  • The TILE risk assessment technique
  • How to assess manual handling risks
  • How to reduce manual handling risks
  • One-person manual handling tasks
  • Two-person manual handling tasks


Course Overview

Avoid workplace injuries due to manual handling with our engaging and interactive course. Our Manual Handling Challenge course teaches users the proper techniques for lifting, lifting, lowering, pushing, pulling, holding and carrying objects safely.

The course takes a fun approach with challenges to win. Learners have to keep the risk-o-meter level low to win all four manual handling badges! This enjoyable course makes it easy for all levels of staff to learn.

Course Details

  • Part of our Manual Handling group of courses
  • Engaging, scenario-based format
  • Certificate on completion
  • Course can be tailored to meet your specific requirements

Course Contents

Our Manual Handling Challenge course is broken down into four sections. These are:

Our Manual Handling Challenge course is broken down into four sections. These are:

Assessing the Risks

In this scenario, you are loading a delivery van ready for a day on the road. Your course mentor, Sam, introduces you to “the first rule of manual handling”, conducts a TILE risk assessment for manual handling and teaches you to select the correct equipment for the task.

Reducing the Risks

The first delivery stop on your route is an office block. This is your chance to put the TILE risk assessment into action. Decide on the best way to make your delivery, selecting the correct equipment and methods to ensure safety. This part of the course ends with a recap of TILE and its importance.

One Person Task

The second stop is an industrial kitchen. Your task is to consider the TILE risk assessment and work out the best way to deliver the new equipment. Covering manual handling weights, equipment and individual factors in manual handling ability, this section of the course looks at one-person manual handling tasks.

Two Person Task

Your final stop involves delivering a large piece of equipment to a customer. It’s too heavy to move alone, so you request help from Sam. By choosing the right equipment and planning the right procedure to use, you can make sure the last delivery doesn’t end with manual handling-related injuries.

This course is published by Cylix

Tailored versions of the courses are available for the following sectors

Compatible for

Any Workplace

Public Sector




Fire & Rescue

The Assessment

Learners are assessed by their scenario-based questions. Correct answers keep the risk-o-meter in the green; incorrect answers push it towards the red. Answer all questions correctly within each section to collect one of the four manual handling badges.

2 Ways of Purchasing

You can purchase our courses individually or for even better value you can purchase the complete range of Compliance, Health and Safety or Performance Management courses in one neat bundle.

1. Individual Licenses

If you buy courses on an individual bases you pay a price per learner, per course per year. You can run these courses on your own LMS if Xapi/SCORM compliant or you can take them online.


2. Complete Bundle

Buy all of the Compliance, Health and Safety or Performance Training courses in one great value package and receive unlimited benefits including our AI driven Learning Experience Platform, Astute.

1. Individual Pricing

Number of Learners Cost (per year)
1 - 10
£34.50 / per learner
11 - 20
£29 / per learner
21 - 50
£23 / per learner
51 - 100
£17.50 / per learner
101 - 150
£11.50 / per learner
Exchange rates are updated regularly but are only intended as a guide.

2. Complete Bundle Pricing

If you buy all the Compliance, Health & Safety or Performance Training in a complete bundle, all features come as standard, no matter the size of your organisation!
Number of Learners Cost (per year)
50 - 100
£34.50 / per learner
101 - 200
£29 / per learner
201 - 300
£24.50 / per learner
301 - 400
£21 / per learner
401 - 500
£17.50 / per learner
501 - 750
£14.50 / per learner
751 - 1000
£11.50 / per learner
1001 - 2500
£9.50 / per learner
2501 - 5000
£7 / per learner
5000 - 10,000
£6 / per learner
10,000 +

Included Features

  • All courses in our catalogue
  • Our Learning Experience Platform ‘Astute’
  • New courses added regularly
  • Branded, downloadable posters
  • Customise Course Content for Your Team
  • Regular course updates
  • Dedicated Account Manager
  • Unlimited help desk support
Exchange rates are updated regularly but are only intended as a guide. Prices are based on a 2 year contract.

The Importance of Manual Handling Training

Manual handling is one of the leading causes of workplace injuries and accidents. Though it should always be minimised or avoided where possible, the fact remains that manual handling is a key part of many job roles.

Both employees and employers have a responsibility to ensure manual handling tasks are conducted correctly. For employers, carrying out a risk assessment and providing proper training is essential. Good quality manual handling training reduces the risks of workplace injuries.


If you have any questions that are not covered here, please get in touch.

The first rule of manual handling is: if you can avoid manual handling, do so. If you are able to complete the task by using machinery, this is the better and safer option. Manual handling causes thousands of workplace accidents every year and contributes to long-term health issues when not done correctly.

Manual handling training is needed for anyone who lifts, carries or moves objects in their work. This can be a key part of their role or an occasional task. Nobody should be undertaking any form of manual handling in the workplace if they have not received the appropriate training.

Heavy lifting is defined as any task that is physically taxing and has the potential to put a strain on the musculoskeletal system. Heavy lifting jobs need to be carefully monitored to make sure they are not putting too much of a strain on the person involved.

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