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  •  RoSPA approved certificate and 1 CPD credit.
  •  Takes an average of 60 minutes to complete.
  •  No hidden costs - includes 12-months access and unlimited assessment resits.

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Manual Handling Online Training Course - Target Audience

Manual handling injuries are one of the most common causes of injury at work, and account for nearly one third of all reported accidents.

The Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 were introduced to help minimise the risk from manual handling operations. A requirement of these regulations is that employees are suitably informed and capable of performing manual handling operations.

This is a general awareness course designed to satisfy the training and awareness requirements of relevant legislation and regulations, including L23 and the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974. It also meets the requirements of CHAS, SafeContractor, ConstructionLine, Exor and other SSIP registrations plus HSE safety training requirements.

This course is ideal for office workers, warehouse staff, delivery drivers, construction site and factory assembly workers, and anybody involved in any sort of manual handling operation. Once a basic manual handling safety awareness is achieved it may need supplementing with site-specific or task-orientated training that takes place in-person.

Moving and handling people is a specific skill so, while this course would be a good starting point, further training specific to that task will be required. For more information on this, consider exploring our Patient Moving and Handling course, which is designed for those that regularly move people in health and care environments.

Meets the requirements of HSE, CHAS, SafeContractor, ConstructionLine, Exor, SMAS and other SSIPs.

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Online manual handling safety awareness course

Manual Handling/Moving & Handling Training Course - Objectives

This online manual handling/moving and handling awareness course will help organisations meet their legal obligations and provide candidates with a thorough awareness of the dangers associated with manual handling operations and the management and control measures required to control the risks.

After completing the course, candidates will:

  • Understand what manual handling is.
  • Understand the risks and health effects associated with manual handling operations.
  • Have knowledge of the legal and regulatory framework that underpins manual handling operations.
  • Be aware of the methods required to assess the risk from manual handling operations.
  • Have knowledge of safe manual handling techniques.

Manual Handling - Course Structure

The course comprises 2 interactive modules and a final assessment. Links to recommended reading and additional resources may be provided within the training modules. These links are not mandatory and will not be tested for in the final assessment.


It takes approximately 55 minutes to complete the course in full. This can be spread out over multiple sessions or completed in a single session. There is no time limit for completion.


All candidates must complete a multiple choice assessment after working through the training material. The candidate will be asked 12 multiple choice questions, randomly chosen from a larger question pool, and need to answer a minimum of 9 correctly to pass. Candidates will be given instant feedback after completing the assessment stating whether they have passed or failed. The assessment can be re-taken as many times as is required to pass at no additional cost.

This module covers:

  • What manual handling is.
  • An overview of the Manual Handling Operations Regulations.
  • The injuries associated with manual handling, including:
    • Upper limb disorders.
    • Lower limb disorders.
    • Back injuries.
    • Hernias.

This module covers:

  • Assessing the risks associated with manual handling.
  • The risk control measures that can be used to manage manual handling operations.
  • Good manual handling technique.


Manual Handling Online Training Course 

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Manual Handling Course - Accreditation and Certification

RoSPA Assured/CPD Certificate

Successful candidates will receive a RoSPA Assured/CPD Certificate and 1 CPD Credit.

The Manual handling awareness certificate has no expiry date because there is no formally recognised period of validity for any health and safety training. The HSE recommends refresher training is carried out whenever it is felt necessary. Safety registration bodies such as CHAS, SafeContractor, ConstructionLine & SMAS and other members of the SSiP scheme recommend most re-training is done every 3 years.

All of our courses, systems and services have been registered to the internationally recognised ISO 9001:2015 quality standard. Quality Management Systems Ltd (QMS) made this prestigious award to Commodious in January 2018. This gives assurance that the training and assessment was completed with a quality registered organisation.

This e-learning course only provides awareness education. Face to face training may be needed in addition in order to complete the all round skills and knowledge to be able to carry this forward practically in some organisations.

Manual Handling, Moving & Handling Training Course - System requirements

Our courses are compatible with the latest versions of all modern desktop web browsers, including Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge and Safari. On mobile devices, they are compatible with the latest version of Safari or Google Chrome running on iOS 12/Android 6.0 or later.

You can check your current web browser, and whether it is the latest version, by visiting

For the best experience, we recommend using Google Chrome version 90 or later. We do not recommend using Internet Explorer to access our courses as this can cause compatibility issues and lead to a poor experience.

Bulk Purchases

After a successful purchase you will be automatically taken to our registration process. Here you create your learner(s) and assign the course(s) to them so that they can start training immediately. If you do not know all the learner details - no problem, you can return later and create the learners when it suits you.

The system automatically creates an admin group of your learners, this means you can access your learner accounts to obtain certificates or schedule reports on the progress of your group, useful for Health & Safety audits or Registration to organisations such as CHAS, SMAS, SafeContractor, ConstructionLine etc or site access when certificates are required.

If this all sounds too complicated feel free to contact us, we are more than happy to enrol you or your colleagues on your behalf.

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