Manual Handling


This course is aimed at all employees who are at risk from manual handling activities in the workplace, or those who wish to learn about safe handling.  The training course is approved by RoSPA. RoSPA is a leading organisation in health and safety, actively campaigning for the promotion of health and safety and change in legislation, to reduce hazards and keep people safe. The “Approved by RoSPA” stamp of approval demonstrates the high quality and credibility of our Health and Safety training courses.


Manual Handling is a physical activity that takes place in every workplace environment. The tasks are not just limited to lifting heavy loads or objects, such as carrying a bag of cement or moving a large table, it refers to any activity requiring a person to use any part of their body in their interactions with their environment such as pushing and pulling a trolley, supporting a window, or carrying a golf bag.

This e-learning only provides awareness education. Face to face training would be needed in addition in order to complete the all-roundskills and knowledge to be able to carry this forward practically in your organisation.

100% Success Rate

All of our courses to date have had a 100% success rate.  Simply complete all the modules and then pass the final test to get certified. If you are having any technical problems we are here to help.

Easy To Use

Simply choose the course you need and login to start training.  You will be kept informed along every step of you progress. You can jump between courses as you wish and pick up on any device later at your convenience.  

Instant Certification

Once you have completed the course and passed the final test, your personalised certificate will be automatically generated and emailed to you.  Hard copies are also available.

Manual Handling Course Benifits

On completing this course, learners should be able to:

  • Understand and define what Manual Handling is
  • Describe the types of injuries and how to prevent them
  • Identify legal requirements
  • Demonstrate good manual handling techniques
  • Outline the importance of assessing the risks involved
  • Identify the different types of manual handling equipment
Course Content
  • What is Manual Handling
  • Manual Handling Legislation
  • Manual Handling Injuries
  • Preventing Injury
  • The Principles of Safe Lifting
  • Test
Is This Course For You?

This course is aimed at all employees who are at risk from manual handling activities in the workplace, or those who wish to learn about safe handling.

Course Features
  • Interactive Learning
  • Augmented Reality Interactions
  • Immersive 360 Video
  • Case Studies
  • Instant Certification
  • Audio Voiceovers
  • Next Generation Technology
  • Completed in approximately 90 Mins

Any Device, Anytime

Learners can complete their course anytime on any mobile device, sitting on a bus, in the office or at home.

Log in and log out on any device and pick up where they left off, with fully interactive and responsive content including Augmented Reality, Video, Interactions and Gamification.

We are very proud of our fantastic customer care, through email, web text, and phone.

This is next-generation learning for today’s workforce.

Engage and Educate, be Aware, be Safe be Well.

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Quality Experience

We have developed the best in class online Health and Safety training courses, using the very best of modern technology.  Our team have a wealth of experience in training and implementing health and safety standards across the globe, and we fully stand behind all our training courses.

We value every learner from individuals to large corporate customers, and we offer the best in class customer support.

Siobhan Leonard MSc CQP MCQI CMIOSH

Co-Founder and COO Acornstar

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