CPD Manual Handling Safety at Work

Interested in completing one of our health and safety courses? This short, auto-marked programme will give you the knowledge you need to understand the risks associated with manual handling and how to deal with these risks.


Section 1: The reasons for safe manual handling

This section covers the injuries and ill health associated with incorrect manual handling, the employers’ and employees’ duties and the consequences for non-compliance with health and safety requirements at work.

Section 2: How manual handling risk assessments contribute to health and safety

You will develop your understanding of the hazards and risks in manual handling work, the process for carrying out a manual handling risk assessment and the principles of the risk control hierarchy for manual handling.

Section 3: Principles, equipment and testing requirements for manual handling safety

In this section, you will cover the principles of safe movement for manual handling, the types of equipment used for manual handling tasks and the requirements for testing, servicing and examining manual handling and lifting equipment.

Section 4: Applying safe manual handling principles

This section covers efficient and safe manual handling principles, including moving a load manually on your own, using manual handling aids and equipment, and undertaking a manual handling task as part of a team.

The benefits of this course include:

  • Learn from your own home, in your own time
  • Access to award-winning learning and assessment materials.

Key Information

Course Length 4 hours
Course Level Level CPD
Learning Method(s)

Online learning
materials with
online assessment