Manual Handling Course 

Covers UK Law - CPD Accredited - 2 Credits
Complete Your Practical Lifting Assessment
Over Live Video Link

With our QQI Level 6 Instructor

  • 12 Months Access 
  • 100% UK Legislation 
  • Manual Handling Book 
  • Unlimited Attempts
  • English Language
  • Online 24/7 
  • Closed Captions
  • Online Video Content
  • Self Paced

| Manual Handling Course Details 

Our comprehensive online Manual Handling Course is expertly designed for employees engaged in manual handling at work. This course thoroughly covers the essentials of UK manual handling legislation, focusing on anatomy, injury prevention, systematic risk assessments, dynamic risk assessments, and employees/employers legal responsibilities.
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| How this Course is Delivered

This online course is delivered in 2 parts:

Part 1 - Theory:

The theory section of this manual handling course is made up of micro learning videos followed by multiple choice questions. Accessible 24 hours a day.

Part 2 - Assessment of Practical Lifting Techniques by Video Link:
When you complete the theory element of the course you will select a date from our calendar to carry our your practical lifting assessment. You will meet online with our highly skilled "QQI Level 6 Manual Handling Instructor" who will recap on the lifting techniques you've already learned and then you will preform a range of lifting techniques which will be assessed with immediate feedback. Lifting techniques include the following:

  • Lifting from and to the ground
  • to and from the bench 
  • to and from a height
  • pushing / pulling
  • lifting an awkward load 

Your lifting techniques will be assessed by one of our highly skilled "QQI Level 6 Manual Handling Instructors" against standardised lifting techniques. You will be required to demonstrate your lifting techniques to a reasonable standard. Once your lifting technique are acceptable you will receive a digital certificate shortly after your live session. 

Approximate time to complete course:
120 Minutes

| Course Aims & Objectives

The Aim of this online Manual Handling course, is to teach you about the framework for manual handling in Ireland.
Upon completing this course, participants will have gained the ability to:

1. Describe the legal frameworks and regulations governing manual handling activities.
2. Recognise the characteristics of effective and safe manual handling techniques.
3. Detect potential hazards associated with manual handling tasks.
4. Comprehend the nature of injuries commonly associated with manual handling and the reasons for their occurrence.
5. Determine practical solutions and strategies to address manual handling issues.
6. Grasp the fundamental principles of safe lifting practices, ensuring health and safety in manual handling operations.

This Manual Handling Course will provide in-depth guidance on lifting techniques, using a comprehensive range of videos which explain the manual handling lifting techniques in great detail.

| Accessibility for Learners

‘We want to make this a positive experience for all participants. If you have particular access needs (for example visual impairment, dyslexia, deafness etc.) please contact us at the following email so we can work together to get you as good an experience as we can.’

| Course Prerequisites

This course is delivered in English, a good understanding of written and oral English will be necessary to complete this training. 
This course includes "Closed Captions". The close captions are ideal for learners with hearing difficulties. There are also a great aid for an employee whose first language is not English but has a good grasp of the language. 

| Certification

Certification: Manual Handling with Practical Lifting Certificate of completion will be issued by Guardian Safety and Accredited by CPD.
CPD Approval: 2 CPD Credits #1015956 
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Cert Title: 
Manual Handling with Practical Lifting.
The HSA state the manual handling training must be refreshed at intervals of no greater than 3 years.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is this Manual Handling course intended for?

This Manual Handling Course with assessment of your lifting techniques is for all employees involved in manual handling activities at work.

This course is perfectly suited for both employees and employers, arming them with the crucial knowledge needed to spot potential hazards in manual handling tasks and to devise and apply effective strategies to reduce lifting-related risks.

Can I complete this Manual Handling course online?

Yes. This course is completed fully online. You will complete the theory element of the course, which will include some multiple-choice tests. Once the theory is completed you will upload videos of yourself performing a range of lifting techniques. You will be provided with very clear instruction in the final module of the course on how to do this.

The real benefit of performing manual handling training this way, is that you can practice and perform the manual handling lifts in work with items you would normally lift on a day-to-day basis. You will be given detailed feedback from your instructor in the event that you need to improve your technique.

How long does my Manual Handling  certificate last?

The Health and Safety Authority have specified that a manual handling certificate should not last more than three years. However, you may need to refresh your training more frequently, for example if you change to a different manual handling activity within your organisation, or the introduction of new equipment and machinery.

If you move to a new job your employer should provide you with manual handling training specific to the tasks you will carry out. Even if your certificate is still valid, the employer has a responsibility to make sure training is relevant and task specific.

What type of certificate will I get with my Manual Handling Course?

You will receive a full certificate of training for "Manual Handling Including Practical Lifting". The certificate is approved by XYZ, the Cont....... Profess........  Develop........ certification service.

What is CPD Certification?

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. It refers to the process of tracking and documenting the skills, knowledge, and experience that you gain both formally and informally as you work, beyond any initial training. It's a record of what you experience, learn, and then apply. 

The concept of CPD is based on the premise that learning continues throughout a professional's career. It's not limited to the classroom but occurs through a variety of forms such as training courses, conferences, workshops, e-learning programs, and self-study. CPD ensures that professionals maintain and enhance their knowledge and skills to deliver a professional service to their customers, clients, and the community.

What if my technique is not acceptable to the assessor, will I fail the course?

If your lifting technique is not acceptable to pass assessment; don't worry, our skilled instructor will provide you with comprehensive feedback on how to improve your technique. You can upload new videos to be reassessed. We will stick with you through the process, we view this as part of the learning journey and is an invaluable part of our service to help you be the best you can be at manual handling.

What if I can't lift properly due to a disability or injury?

If you can't lift properly due to disability or injury don't worry. You can drop us an email and our assessor will call you back with advice. Alternatively you can mention it in the video upload and our assessor will assess you based on your ability to lift.

When our assessor reviews your lifting techniques you can only be expected to lift within you capabilities. Our assessors are highly experienced professionals they don't expect perfection, they will assess you fairly and consistently. 

Customer Testimonials

"The Training Platform itself was extremely user-friendly and all the Course Material was presented in a well-structured and point-specific format, was relevant and correlative to the training itself and was thoroughly informative."

Ciaran Bowes 

"Any issues I had in regards to completing my assessment or any queries I had were swiftly answered by the training team. Very happy with the training overall and felt supported throughout. Excellent course and excellent trainers".

Lisa Morrison

"Excellent, the academy is a great tool and I found it useful for revision outside of the course. Andrew is good role model of a trainer. He made the course very enjoyable and does an excellent job at representing Guardian Safety. Honestly can’t fault him one bit".

Eoin o'Shaughnessy

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