Type Health & Safety Languages 28 Languages Duration 35 minutes

Manual Handling Training offers the knowledge required for effective and safe manual handling, including essential lifting techniques.


Our Manual Handling Training course teaches everything you need to know about safe manual handling. You are legally obligated to receive sufficient instruction in relation to safe carrying and lifting techniques in the workplace. This course provides everything you need to know, including lifting techniques, ‘LITE’, and ‘TILE’. Correct Manual Handling is so important to your everyday health, especially if lifting items is a common part of your job role.

Learning Outcomes

  • Learn how to lift safely, using techniques such as 'LITE' and 'TILE'
  • Understand how to carry out 'LITE' assessments to reduce the risk of injury
  • Correct bad postural habits and learn to work in the 'Power Zone'

Course Structure

This training course is broken down into 4 sections.

  1. Your back during Manual Handling

  2. Daily Tasks

  3. LITE Assessment

  4. Techniques

Course Overview

Incorrect manual handling is responsible for more than a third of all reported workplace injuries each year.

If manual handling isn’t carried out properly, it can have significant consequences for your health (such as musculoskeletal disorders), particularly if you perform manual handling tasks regularly.

Maintaining a healthy back is crucial to allow you to meet the demands of your everyday responsibilities at work, home, and during your leisure time. This training equips you with all the information you need to protect your back whilst conducting a wide variety of Manual Handling tasks.

The course covers a wealth of content, including moving safely, handling correctly, the 'LITE' technique (Load. Individual. Task. Environment.), and the benefits of safe workplace lifting to your everyday health.

Effective Manual Handling Training can help to ensure best practices are followed, so that the likelihood of injury is reduced.

Manual Handling training is IOSH Approved for all levels of staff that undertake manual handling operations, and it takes just 35 minutes to complete.

Any employee that frequently performs manual handling tasks should have the appropriate training beforehand, and it doesn’t have to be boring, time-consuming, or expensive! Just ask us for a free no-obligation trial today!

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Manual Handling Training certificate

All of our courses end with a multiple-choice test to measure your knowledge of the material.

Manual Handling Training concludes with a 20-question multiple choice test with a printable certificate. In addition, short in-course questionnaires will guide you through the sections of the training, which are designed to reinforce learning and ensure maximum engagement throughout.

As well as printable user certificates, training progress and results are all stored centrally in your LMS (Learning Management System). This can be accessed at any time to reprint certificates, check & set pass marks, and serve as proof of commitment to ongoing legal compliance.

What does my certificate include?

Your Manual Handling Training Certificate includes your name, company name (if applicable), name of course taken, pass percentage, date of completion, expiry date and stamps of approval or accreditations by recognised authorities.

Please note, if you are using our course content via SCORM in a third party LMS, then we are unable to provide certificates and you will need to generate these yourself in your host LMS.

Why is Manual Handling Training Important?

It's important that you comply with the law and know the ways in which it affects you and the way you work.

Under The Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 Manual Handling is taken to include the lifting, lowering, pushing, pulling, carrying and movement of anything by hand or bodily force. The Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1999 (13(2)) require that every employer must ensure that their employees are provided with adequate health and safety training.

Council Directive 90/269/EEC of 29th May 1990 refers to the minimum health and safety requirements for the manual handling of loads where there is a risk of injury (especially back-related) to workers.

Employers must ensure that workers receive proper training and information on how to handle loads correctly, and the risks they might be open to - particularly if these tasks are not performed correctly Council Directive 90/269/EEC, Article 6, Section 2