Manual Handling Awareness


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Prevent Manual Handling injuries in the workplace with our practical advice on assessing the load, using lifting aids and following recommended safe lifting techniques.

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CPD Accredited | Approx. 1 hour | Self-study online

1011238 MHA

Manual Handling injuries are among the most common types of work-related accidents in the UK. This course is designed to increase employee awareness of Manual Handling risks and provide practical advice on how to keep safe at work.

In this short course, learners will review recommended lifting techniques and identify ways to minimise manual handling by using lifting aids and team lifts. This Manual Handling Awareness course also includes a basic understanding of the anatomy of the spine, sprains and strains to provide an appreciation of the importance of following guidance and training.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, learners will be able to:

  • Define the term ‘Manual Handling’ and identify related legislation.
  • Recognise key employer and employee responsibilities.
  • Identify the benefits of controlling manual handling risk and the LITE assessment method.
  • Follow the general safe lifting guidelines for everyday items as recommended by the UK’s HSE.


  • Legislation and Responsibilities
  • Anatomy of the Spine
  • Sprains and Strains
  • Pushing and Pulling
  • Lifting Techniques and Team Lifts
  • Mechanical Lifting Aids


This course contains a multiple-choice quiz, which must be completed online and graded immediately with a passing score of 80%. If you fail, you can re-attempt it, and tutor support can be provided upon request.


Who should do this course?

This course suits most workplaces; anyone working in high-risk environments may need additional role-specific training.


This course is suitable for those with no prior knowledge. To access the content, learners must have access to the Internet and an individual email address.


This course includes a PDF certificate that is available for immediate download upon successful completion.


The certificate is valid for 3 years, although your employer may require more frequent refresher training.