Manual Handling Online Training Course

This Manual Handling Online Training course covers:

  • Manual handling tasks that could cause harm.
  • What to do to avoid harm when moving items.
  • How to apply an understanding of manual handling risks in different situations.

Fully customisable by you, at no extra cost.

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Course Introduction

The EssentialSkillz Manual Handling online training covers lifting and lowering, carrying, pushing and pulling. It provides an introduction to the anatomy of the back so that learners can understand the importance of avoiding hazardous handling approaches, and work out which of the handling tasks they carry out could put an undesirable strain on their bodies.

This Manual Handling Online Training course takes on average 30 minutes to complete.

Course Content

The online Manual Handling course explains how to use TILEO (Task, Individual, Load, Environment, Other Factors) to assess the risks of a handling task, and to plan the work to reduce the risk. The principles of good lifting technique are covered, with illustrations to show examples of good practice.

Typical problems with lifting are explained, to help learners avoid these problems (for example, handling slippery loads, twisting at the same time as lifting or lowering). Examples of specific types of lift (team lifts, lifting into a car boot, lifting while seated, two-stage lift) are included.

Where manual handling is a significant element of an individual’s job role, it is recommended that this course is used as part of a blended learning approach, for example as preparation for a skills-based practical course, or as a refresher of the key points. RoSPA recommends our course to be combined with face-to-face training to provide users with all around skills and knowledge. Also, while the test provides evidence of understanding the information provided in the course, it is recommended for understanding to be assessed by a competent person observing the individual carrying out handling in the workplace

Like all EssentialSkillz courses, this Manual Handling eLearning course can be customised to meet your needs, enabling your workforce to understand the specific policies and procedures developed for your organisation. A designated course administrator can edit the text and images within the course, and link to organisation-specific documentation, all at no extra cost.

Key features

All our courses provide technically accurate training which keeps your organisation in line with best practice. We include the latest techniques in learning which ensure learners are engaged throughout. Our courses are also:

Fully customisable by you

Add your own scripts, images, videos, presentations and interactions – with no coding experience required. Use our suite of templates to make our courses your own, delivering highly relevant training to your organisation at no extra cost.

White label branding

We can brand our training with your unique corporate identity to make your users feel right at home throughout the training journey.

Integrate with your LMS

You can deploy this course using our compliance platform. Alternatively, you can deliver this course, with all its key features, directly from your third-party LMS.


Our Manual Handling course can integrate with JAWS ® a widely available text-to-speech integration to help visually impaired users engage with the same, unabridged and high-quality compliance training as their colleagues.


On successful completion, learners receive a personalised certificate which includes the learner’s name, score and date of completion. Certificates can be viewed, downloaded and printed off at any time to serve as a record of compliance.


Our Manual Handling Online Training course is RoSPA approved and IIRSM certified. This ensures that our courses adhere to the highest standard of training and will provide a practical and meaningful learning experience to our customers.

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Why is this course important for compliance?

  • Manual handling training forms an essential part of compliance training as it ensures that your organisation complies with its legal obligations and requirements.

Add your own questions

Create your own question and answer bank to test your users on the key information that they need to know to be fully compliant. Set core questions to appear in the test section that users are required to pass so that crucial learning points are reinforced.

Randomise test questions

Generate 10 random questions from a bank of 20 to test your user’s retention and understanding of key content.

Set the pass mark

As training administrator, you can configure the passing score that users need to complete the course. Set your own grade boundaries to ensure your training complies with the standards set out by your organisation.

Who should take this course?

This course is suitable for employees who need introductory or refresher information on how to safely carry out manual handling tasks using TILEO.

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