Manual Handling Interactive

  • Description



This module covers, what manual handling is and how you can assess and reduce the risks that can occur when lifting and carrying. The aim is to help reduce the number of manual handling related illnesses and accidents in the workplace and to promote good attitudes amongst the staff.

Course Overview

At the end of the course, trainees will be able to:

  • Understand what manual handling is,
  • Recognise common accidents and injuries,
  • Assess the key risks posed by the task, the individual, the load and the environment,
  • Use effective techniques to lift and handle loads safely,
  • Comply with safe working practices when pushing and pulling,
  • Recognise the importance of using mechanical aids to minimise the risks,
  • Importance of assessing and reducing manual handling.

Course chapters

1. What is Manual Handling?
This section will cover what manual handling is, the types of accidents, injuries and the risks as well as manual handling regulations and legislations.
2. Assessing the Risks
This section will cover the importance of assessing the risks including, the task and individual preforming the task as well as the load you are lifting and the environment you are lifting in.
3. Better Lifting and Handling
This section will cover betting lifting and handling including, effective lifting and handling techniques, using mechanical aids as well as pushing, pulling and team lifting methods.

Who will it benefit?

This course is designed for those who want to learn about the risk and hazards that come with manual handling in the workplace. From lifting and handling small loads by hand to lifting and handling larger loads using manual handling aids.

How it works?

Manual Handling is delivered online as an interactive course to each trainee on their computers, or portable device at any internet enabled location. The interactive course is engaging, informative and exciting to use. Using up-to-date, modern graphical images, users will be faced with a selection of interactive elements and mini quizzes to test their knowledge.

Users will receive informative advice and guidance and will be tested on their understanding of the subject at the end of the course by completing the compulsory self-test.

This course also features a risk checklist which asks the user a series of questions relating to their current working environment.

Course Format: Interactive
Running Time: 25-30 minutes

Technical Information

Internet Access:
Users will need a computer or apple device with a web browser and an internet connection to access Knight Learning e-Learning Solutions.
Minimum Recommended Bandwidth:
One of the following web-browsers, latest versions as maintained and supported by the manufacturer:

  • Internet Explorer
  • Edge
  • Google Chrome
  • Firefox
  • Google Chrome
  • Safari
  • Firefox
  • Safari
  • Google Chrome
  • Latest versions as maintained and
    supported by the manufacturer
  • Google Chrome
Additional Software:
Adobe Reader or Reader DC (for viewing of PDF documents
downloadable from the solution where applicable)
Flash player: Version as recommended by Adobe
  • Enable JavaScript
  • Allow cookies
  • Processor: 600MHz
  • Minimum Hard Disk Space Required: 1GB
  • RAM: OS Dependent
The courses contain audio, system requirements for running
the courses are browser dependent. Where no enabled audio
device is detected and the browser defines that this is required
the user will be informed via an error message window upon
launching the course.