Manual Handling Training

Our online Manual Handling course explores the dangers of manual handling and how to minimise the risks

Key Learning Points:

  • What manual handling tasks are
  • How the spine works
  • How to assess risks
  • Employee and employer responsibilities
  • How to move an object safely


Course Overview

Every year, thousands of workplace injuries occur due to manual handling. This includes life-changing spine problems and repetitive strain injuries. Protect your employees and educate them in the proper techniques for lifting, lowering, pushing, pulling, holding and carrying objects.

This online Manual Handling training course sets out the key facts about manual handling in an engaging and clear manner. It covers the best way to approach manual handling for your spine and posture and how to carry out simple manual handling tasks.

Course Details

  • Part of our Manual Handling group of courses
  • Multiple-choice question assessment
  • Certificate on completion


  • Course can be tailored to meet your specific requirements

Course Contents

Our Manual Handling course is broken down into three modules and an assessment. These are:

Our Manual Handling course is broken down into three modules and an assessment. These are:

Manual Handling and the Spine

Manual handling includes tasks that require a person to lift, lower, push, pull, hold or carry any object, animal or person. These tasks can cause spinal problems if they are not performed correctly. This module covers the best method to approach manual handling activities and discusses how the spine functions.

Assessing Risks

Due to its risks, manual handling should be avoided or reduced where possible. When it is required, the risks should be minimised as much as possible, and both employees and employers play a role in this. This module explores legal responsibilities about manual handling, the equipment you can use to reduce the risks and risk factors to consider.

Moving an Object Safely

When manual handling is the only option, it’s important to carry it out correctly to avoid putting pressure on the spine and causing health issues. This module demonstrates the correct way in which to approach manual handling, highlighting important factors to consider and how to carry out simple manual handling tasks.

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

How much do you know about manual handling? Put your knowledge to the test with our multiple-choice assessment. Pass with 80% or more to receive your certificate.

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.

Manual handling refers to any lifting or moving of objects with a person’s body rather than machinery. It causes thousands of injuries every year and, if done incorrectly, can contribute to long-term spinal issues. Everyone who undertakes manual handling in their job role should have the appropriate training.

Safe manual handling techniques include maintaining good posture while lifting and keeping the load as close to your body as possible. Try to avoid twisting the spine in an unnatural way. If something is too heavy to safely handle manually, do not attempt to, as it could cause injury.

The amount that one person can lift safely varies between individuals. As a general rule of thumb, women should not lift anything heavier than 16kg. For men, the figure is 25kg. It is important to remember these are only meant as guides and nobody should attempt to lift something they do not feel is safe.

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