Manual Handling Online Training Course

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Course Description

This online course provides essential information about manual handling hazards, their prevention and control. It aims to help workers understand how to carry out manual handling tasks with the minimum risk of injury.

On completion of the course you should:

  • Have an understanding of the injuries that can arise from carrying out lifting and moving tasks incorrectly
  • know about the legal requirements relating to manual handling and the use of equipment and how they are applied to minimise the risk of injury
  • understand the mechanical forces affecting the body when lifting
  • know about good lifting and moving techniques
  • have an understanding of the approach to be taken when handling and moving people, including bariatrics
  • be aware of the benefits derived from good handling procedure, the use of appropriate equipment and efficient room layout by means of ergonomic design
  • know about sources of information and further advice.

This course is aligned to the UK Core Skills Training Framework subject "Moving and handling". This courses provides the knowledge component of the UK Core Skills Training Framework subject "Moving and handling".


  • Improve your career prospects.
  • Learn valuable knowledge, skills, advice and guidance to help you achieve success.
  • Study online from anywhere.
  • Study at your own pace.
  • Download and print your industry recognised certificate on successful completion.

Who can take the course?
Anyone who has an interest in learning more about this subject matter is encouraged to take the course. There are no entry requirements.

What is the structure of the course?
The course is broken down into bite-sized modules. You're free to spend as much or as little time as you feel necessary on each section, simply log in and out of the course at your convenience.

Where / when can I study the course?
You can study the course any time you like. Simply log in and out of the web-based course as often as you require. The course is compatible with all computers and most tablet devices etc. so you can even study while on the move! As long as you have access to the internet, you should be able to study anywhere that's convenient.

Is there a test at the end of the course?
Once you have completed all the modules there is a multiple choice test. The questions will be on a range of topics found within the modules. The test, like the course, is online and can be taken at a time and location of your choosing.

What if I don't pass the test?
If you don’t pass the test first time then you will get further opportunities to take the test again after extra study. There are no limits to the number of times you can take the test. All test retakes are included within the price of the course.

When will I receive my certificate?
Once you have completed your test you can log in to your account and download/print your certificate any time you need it.

How long does it take to complete the course?
We estimate that the entire program is likely to take around 2-4 hours to work through initially, but you may want to allow more time to repeat some areas. You should allow an additional 30 minutes for the end of course test.


Manual Handling - Section 1
In this Section we will:
• Set out the aims of the course;
• Identify the qualifying units for manual handling training that contribute to a level 2 Health and Social Care Diploma
• Define Manual Handling, and
• Look at government statistics for injuries caused by incorrect manual handling.
Manual Handling - Section 2
In this Section we will:
• consider the range of injuries that can arise from incorrect manual handling.
Manual Handling - Section 3
In this Section we will:
• state the legal requirements relating to manual handling; and
• study the process for assessing the risk of injury.
Manual Handling - Section 4
In this section we will:
• Study the forces affecting the body when lifting or pushing and pulling - the biomechanics of manual handling
• Set out the best way to lift or push and pull using biomechanical principles
• Set out sensible lifting limits
• Discuss the points to consider when a team of people carry out manual handling activities
• Consider the environment around you when performing a manual handling operation
Manual Handling - Section 5
In this Section we will:
• Consider the requirements for handling and moving people; and
• Consider the special handling needs of bariatric people.
• Discuss ‘Agreed Ways of Working’, the Care Plan, Updating a Care Plan
• Discuss how to prevent and handle falls
Manual Handling - Section 6
In this Part we will
• look at how ergonomic design can improve the efficiency of safe manual handling;
• state the legal requirements for using equipment and lifting devices; and
• Consider good practice for controlling infection when manual handling.

Please ensure you have read every page of the course (numbered at the bottom of the screen), otherwise you will not have the option of taking the test.

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    Expert Online Training: Our courses use only the industry’s finest instructors. Unlike a live class, you can fast-forward, repeat or rewind all your lectures. This creates a personal learning experience and gives you all the benefit of hands-on training with the flexibility of doing it around your schedule 24/7.

    Visual Demonstrations & Multimedia Presentations: Our courseware includes demonstrations and visual presentations that allow students to develop their skills based on real world scenarios explained by the instructor.

    Navigation and Controls: These self-paced training programs are designed in a modular fashion to allow you the flexibility to work with expert level instruction anytime 24/7. All courses are arranged in defined sections with navigation controls allowing you to control the pace of your training. This allows students to learn at their own pace around their schedule.

    Certificate of Completion: Upon completion of your training course, you will receive a Certificate of completion displaying your full name, course completed as well as the date of completion. You can print this out or save it digitally to showcase your accomplishment.

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