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Duration: Less than an hour
Language: English
Certification endorsed by: CPD
Charity link: Backcare (the National Back Pain Association)
Price: £25 (discounts apply, see opposite)

Our Manual Handling Awareness course identifies the risks, causes and consequences of poor handling techniques and the best practice you need to follow to help prevent injury to yourself and others. This entertaining short course ensures your compliance with the Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 and the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.

Who is the programme for?

Pretty much everyone!

Manual handling injuries can happen in any workplace – on building sites, in factories, offices, warehouses, shops, hospitals, schools, banks, laboratories, and while making deliveries or though repetitive working. Heavy manual labour, awkward postures, manual materials handling, and previous or existing injury, are all risk factors in developing musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). It could be a very regular, or an infrequent task in a person's day-to-day work.

Good manual handling techniques are a vital part of keeping healthy and productive.

About the course

This entry-level CPD accredited course is in 4 sections and covers the following subjects:

  • What is manual handling?
  • Manual handling injuries
  • Medical descriptions
  • Duty of employers and employees
  • Avoid, assess or reduce the risk
  • Best practice: doing it safely
There are 4 sets of questions which you will need to answer. Achieve the passmark and you’ll be able to move onto the next section.


This Manual Handling course is accredited and endorsed by The CPD Certification Service. Once you’ve completed the course you’ll be able to immediately download a unique, personalized and endorsed certificate to keep with your records or to pass onto your employer.

Chosen charity

We donate a proportion of your Manual Handling course fee to a relevant partner charity because we think it’s right that we all support those who have been adversely affected in the course of their work. BackCare aims to significantly reduce the burden of back pain by providing information and advice to all people and organisations affected by back pain. They fund scientific research into the causes, prevention and management of back pain. Back pain is a major health issue and has a significant impact on more than 80% of the UK population.