Manual Handling at Work

Manual Handling at Work is a ½ day course, designed to help employers meet their legal obligations to protect their workforce from workplace injuries.

Is this course suitable for you?Learn more about the qualification.

Candidate Age Requirements


Course Duration

½ day

Qualification Validity

Candidate Age Requirements


Course Duration

½ day

Manual handling means transporting or supporting a load by hand or bodily force. It includes lifting, putting down, pushing, pulling, carrying or moving loads which can be an object, person or animal. Employers must protect their workers from the risk of injury from hazardous manual handling in the workplace.

Manual handling causes over a third of all workplace injuries.

Manual handling risks can be found across all kinds of workplaces – farms, building sites, factories, offices, warehouses, hospitals – and they can occur almost anywhere in the workplace.

To help prevent injuries from manual handling, employers should provide information, training and instruction to their staff on how to recognise the hazard of manual handling and how to protect themselves.

Is this course suitable for you?

Manual Handling qualification is suitable for candidates over 16 years old, who are lifting, lowering, pushing, pulling, carrying or moving loads at work.

We highly recommend professional training for those who work in construction, factories, warehouses, hospitals, offices and delivery companies.

Manual Handling at Work Qualification

To get qualified in this course, candidates must be at least 16 years of age at the date of assessment; must complete the course with 100% attendance and succeed in evaluations.

Delivery Method

Manual handling training is delivered using workshops, hazard perception videos, scenario-based discussions and case studies. To ensure the best support is provided to candidates, the maximum number attending a course is limited to 12.

Course Duration

The total qualification time for Manual Handling course is 3 hours of guided learning.


The assessment method used for this qualification is a multiple choice theory paper.

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