Manual Handling Awareness (E-learning)

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What is Manual Handling?

According to the HSE, more than 20% of all non-fatal workplace injuries in the UK are caused by incorrect handling, lifting and carrying. Most are musculoskeletal injuries, which are the third most common cause of absence from work, exceeded only by stress and colds/flu. It is in the interest of every employer to make sure that all employees have sufficient manual handling training. It is also their legal duty under the Manual Handling Regulations 1992 (MHOR). This law sets out requirements for handling everything from animals and people to boxes and packages.

Who is the Manual Handling Course Suitable For?

This online Manual Handling Awareness course is suitable for all employees who are required to engage in manual handling or responsible for moving heavy loads, in all occupations and at all levels. This awareness training course helps you to meet your legal obligations as an employer.

What's Included in the Manual Handling Awareness Course?

This online Manual Handling Awareness e-learning course helps organisations to protect the welfare of employees who have a responsibility to handle, lift and carry items.

Course Programme

The manual handling awareness e-learning course is a single programme covering the following topics:

  • Definition of manual handling.
  • The manual handling problem.
  • Manual handling law.
  • Avoiding manual handling.
  • Reducing risks from manual handling.
  • Manual handling risk factors, including TILE (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 and pulling technique.
  • End of course assessment.

Learning outcomes

  • Know how to lift safely.
  • Use correct lifting techniques and correct bad postural habits
  • Understand the consequences of unsafe manual handling.
  • Understand how to carry out risk assessment to reduce risk
  • Be compliant with the relevant legislation.

Course Duration

30 Minutes

Assessment and Certification

There is a multiple-choice assessment at the end of the course, with results provided immediately. A completion certificate is given to successful candidates.


Employees who take this course benefit from the support of expert tutors and gain access to a Facebook community group – ideal for connecting with other candidates.


When and how will I receive my results and certificate?

A completion certificate is available at the end of the course. You can screenshot this or print it out to confirm completion of the training.

What’s the duration of the course?

The course takes 30 minutes.

What happens if I fail the assessment? You can retake the course.  

For accredited courses such as NEBOSH and IOSH a certificate will be sent directly to you from the appropriate awarding body.

For short health and safety courses a completion certificate is available at the end of the course. You can screenshot this or print it out to confirm completion of the training.

All you need to complete our health and safety e-learning courses is a computer, tablet or smartphone and an internet connection.

Connection quality is the responsibility of the delegate. If you need to download free video conferencing software please visit our video conferencing software page where you can download the software specified by Phoenix H&S.

Online learning courses provide flexible learning experiences so that you study whenever, easily fitting learning around other commitments.

Our e-learning courses include interactive activities, real-life scenarios, and practice exam questions, all designed to provide an informative and engaging learning experience. The programmes can be bookmarked, making it easy for learners to pick up where they left off and study around their schedule. 

Our short health and safety courses also help employers to demonstrate that they have fulfilled their legal duties to ensure their personnel have been adequately trained.

Once the courses have been completed, a confirmation of results can be saved or printed as evidence. This can then be kept on record as evidence of suitable training. 

You will instantly receive a confirmation email with your order details and your course login details will follow within one business working day.

Please note that course bookings can not be processed outside of normal working hours, over weekends or on bank holidays and will be processed the next business working day.

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Step 3

You will be provided with a username and password which will enable you to access the e-learning portal. Login to start your course, once you have completed and passed the course, you will be able to download and print your certificate straight away.

Founded in 2005, Phoenix Health & Safety are one of the nation's leading health and safety training providers, and are committed to providing an unbeatable service and learning experience to students.

We deliver NEBOSH, IOSH, NVQ, Construction, First Aid and general health and safety courses to your organisation and employees. Our courses are available online, at a training centre, in-house or via distance learning. Our training courses are comprehensive and cover all aspects of health, safety and environmental management.

Envico is working in partnership with Phoenix Health & Safety offering NEBOSH training and is not accredited by or associated with NEBOSH, IOSH or any other examination bodies, awarding bodies, institutions or organisations in any way whatsoever.