Manual Handling Awareness Training

Manual handling awareness is crucial for workplace safety and injury prevention. Understanding the proper techniques for lifting, carrying, and moving objects can significantly reduce the risk of musculoskeletal injuries and accidents on the job.

  • Assured by IIRSM and the CPD Certification Service
  • Complete the course in approximately 90 minutes
  • 100% online, including the final assessment
  • Download the course certificate on completion
  • Immediate start with 24/7 access

Manual Handling Awareness Training Southwest Health & Safety Training

Learning Objectives By the end of this course, you will be able to: 

  • Define Manual Handling and state the correct technique and application of effective Manual Handling
  • Understand the relevant legislation and comply with the regulations.
  • Recognise safe handling techniques and be able to develop good habits.
  • Evaluate every manual situation you encounter, recognising risks and when to use mechanical aids.
  • Understand the consequences on the body of incorrect handling and the dangers associated.
  • State the professionals most at risk from incorrect handling techniques.

CPD Units: 3 | 75 mins| Approved by IIRSM & CPD

Check out our blog post here about the benefits of Manual Handling Training



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In a sea of health and safety training providers, Southwest Health and Safety stands out, not just for its comprehensive course offerings, but for its unwavering commitment to quality and excellence. Here’s why you should make Southwest your first choice:

  1. Industry Expertise: Southwest Health and Safety boasts a team of seasoned professionals who bring real-world experience into the classroom and virtual courses. Our depth of knowledge ensures that learners are not just equipped with theoretical understanding, but also practical insights that can be applied immediately.
  2. Flexible Learning Modes: Whether you prefer traditional classroom learning, the convenience of e-learning, or the dynamic environment of a virtual course, Southwest offers it all, ensuring every learner finds a method tailored to their needs.
  3. Outstanding Support: From the moment you enroll until you receive your certification, Southwest provides unparalleled support. Queries are addressed promptly, and additional resources are always at the ready to aid in your learning journey.
  4. High Success Rate: With an impressive track record of students successfully passing their examinations, Southwest Health and Safety’s teaching methods have proven their efficacy time and time again.
  5. Value for Money: Quality education doesn’t have to break the bank. Southwest Health and Safety offers competitive pricing without compromising on the caliber of training.

Choosing the right training provider can be the difference between merely passing an exam and truly understanding and applying health and safety principles in real-world contexts. With Southwest Health and Safety, you’re not just making a choice; you’re making an investment in your future.

Manual Handling FAQ

What is manual handling awareness? +

Manual handling awareness refers to having a basic understanding of the principles and techniques involved in safely lifting, carrying, pushing, or pulling objects or loads to reduce the risk of injury. It involves being aware of the potential hazards and knowing how to mitigate them through proper manual handling practices.


What is the manual handling awareness course online? +

A manual handling awareness course online is an educational program available on the internet that provides training and information about safe manual handling practices. These courses typically cover topics such as risk assessment, body mechanics, lifting techniques, and the legal requirements related to manual handling in the workplace. Online courses offer the convenience of learning at one’s own pace and are often accompanied by assessments or certification.

What are the 5 principles of manual handling? +

The 5 principles of manual handling, as outlined in the UK’s Health and Safety Executive (HSE) guidelines, are as follows:

  1. Avoidance: The first principle is to avoid manual handling tasks altogether if possible. This can be achieved through automation or the use of mechanical aids.
  2. Assessment: Before engaging in manual handling, conduct a risk assessment to identify potential hazards and determine the safest way to carry out the task.
  3. Reduction: Minimize the risk by reducing the weight of the load, breaking it into smaller parts, or using ergonomic equipment.
  4. Training: Provide appropriate training to individuals involved in manual handling to ensure they understand proper techniques and the associated risks.
  5. Monitoring and Review: Continuously monitor and review manual handling processes to identify and address any issues or changes that may arise.
What are the 4 key areas of manual handling? +

The 4 key areas of manual handling, which are often considered when assessing and managing risks, are:

  1. Task: Evaluate the specific manual handling task being performed, including the weight and size of the load, the distance it needs to be moved, and any other relevant factors.
  2. Individual: Consider the capabilities and limitations of the individuals involved in the task, such as their physical fitness, training, and experience.
  3. Load: Examine the characteristics of the load itself, including its shape, weight, stability, and any special requirements for handling.
  4. Environment: Assess the working environment, taking into account factors like space constraints, lighting, flooring, and any potential obstacles or hazards that may affect the manual handling process.

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