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In 2015/2016 an estimated 4.5 million working days were lost due to self-reported workplace injuries, therefore on average 7.2 working days per injury were lost.  According to self-reports 621,000 workers sustained a non-fatal injury at work consisting of lifting or carrying (20%), slipping or tripping (19%), and being hit by a moving object (10%).  144 workers were killed as a result of a workplace accident.


As an employer you must comply with the risk assessment requirements set out in the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 as well as the requirement in the Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 (MHOR) to carry out a risk assessment on manual handling tasks.   You must also review your assessments if they become out of date or if the tasks they refer to change. If you are an employee, you must make full use of any safe system of manual handling your employer puts in place.

£15 Per Course

Our online Moving and Handling of Objects course will inform you of the

legislation surrounding any moving and handling operation, the correct

techniques to employ, the process of ergonomics and risk assessing. You

should always be safe when moving and handling any load so this course is

essential for your health.

What Will I Learn?

This online course provides an effective way to meet your health and safety responsibilities by providing learners with the knowledge they need in order to reduce the chance of sustaining an injury whilst manually handling loads in their work environment.  On completion of this course you will have learnt:

  • The legislation invovlded in Moving and Handling Objects

  • Explain the theory behind moving and handling

  • Be aware of safe practice using a range of techniques when                                                                                          moving a variety of inanimate loads

Who Should Complete This Course?

The manual handling course is aimed at all levels of employees who may undertake manual handling operations, including the transporting of a load of items by lifting, putting down, pushing, pulling, carrying or moving.

  • All Employers

  • Warehouse and factory staff

  • Office employees

  • Unloading and loading off vehicles

  • Delivery drivers

  • Manual labour

Examples of those affected are listed. There will be other occupations where the Manual Handling of Objects is required.


Our training material is accessible at a time that suits you and takes approximately 30 minutes to complete followed by the online assessment where you will then complete a multiple choice question paper. The answers are marked automatically so you will instantly know whether you have passed. If you don't pass first time you can take the test as many times as you need with no further costs.


On successful completion of your course you will be able to download and print your 12 month certificate.  This course provides you with an accredited CPD Certificate that can be used to provide evidence for compliance and audit.

All of our courses are accredited by the CPD Certification Service as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.

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