Manual Handling Awareness

Manual Handling Awareness

Manual Handling Operations regulations in the UK require employers to ensure that their personnel are given adequate information and training on manual handling at work. Employers can decide how this training is provided.

Our Manual Handling Awareness e-learning course meets this legal obligation and it also ensures that staff members know how to lift objects safely without risking injury. It is intended for workers who are required to manually lift, carry, push or pull any load.

Course Duration

The course takes approximately 30 minutes to complete.


The training programme covers the following points:

  • Definition of manual handling
  • The manual handling problem
  • Manual handling law
  • Avoiding manual handling
  • Reducing risks from manual handling
  • Manual handling risk factors (including task, individual, load and environment)
  • Structure, function and anatomy of the spine
  • Common manual handling injuries
  • Advice for sufferers of back pain
  • Safe lifting technique
  • Safe pushing/pulling technique
  • End of course assessment

Please see below for a short video on our online courses.

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Terms & Conditions


All fees are payable in advance. Course materials will not be sent until payment is received. Fees quoted are correct at time of publication, but Phoenix Health & Safety reserves the right to alter fees at any time.

Cancellations following a confirmed booking will be charged a £30 administration fee. Once materials are sent, refunds cannot be offered.

Guaranteed Pass

Phoenix Health & Safety offer a guaranteed pass on all distance learning courses. This means that candidates are entitled to continue studying (free of charge) if they fail to meet the required standard in the examinations. If applicable, the delegate will be required to pay the exam fees for any re-sits.

The guaranteed pass only applies if the following criteria are met:

  • The candidate is accepted onto the course by Phoenix Health & Safety
  • The candidate takes a full and active part in the course, and completes any tasks/projects set
  • The candidate meets the required standard in all tutor – marked assessments.

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