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Manual Handling is the movement or support of a load using physical effort – including lifting, putting down, pushing, pulling, carrying and moving.

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CIEH Manual Handling training programme

Manual Handling is the movement or support of a load using physical effort – including lifting, putting down, pushing, pulling, carrying and moving.

Manual handling operations are performed in every workplace. It's important that everyone who is exposed to manual handling hazards is aware of the risks and, when manual handling tasks cannot be avoided, what measures must be taken to assess and control such risks.

All courses include a suite of in-depth training materials, including slides, activity sheets, textbooks and test sheets.


Foundation Certificate in Manual Handling

The CIEH Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Manual Handling course will allow candidates to look carefully at their own work activities and contribute to the development of safer working practices in cooperation with their supervisors and managers.


Who is this course for?

  • Anyone aged 16 and over, who has to carry out manual handling activities at work
  • Anyone aged 16 and over in full- or part-time education wishing to learn about manual handling


Course overview

This course will develop your knowledge of how to carry out manual handling activities at work by introducing them to the hazards of manual handling, the risks involved and the control measures available to help prevent injury.


Learning Outcomes

  • Know the importance and principles of safe handling and lifting
  • Understand the employer responsibilities and compliance requirements
  • Know the importance of Risk assessments and risk control
  • Know the equipment required and the importance of its maintenance
  • Be able to apply safe manual handling

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Additional Manual Handling Information

MSD - Manual Handling

Manual handling relates to the moving of items either by lifting, lowering, carrying, pushing or pulling. The weight of the item is an important factor, but many other factors can create a risk of injury, for example the number of times you have to pick up or carry an item, the distance you are carrying it, where you are picking it up from or putting it down (picking it up from the floor, putting it on a shelf above shoulder level) and any twisting, bending, stretching or other awkward posture you may adopt while doing a task.


Manual handling injuries are part of a wider group of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). The term ‘musculoskeletal disorders’ covers any injury, damage or disorder of the joints or other tissues in the upper/lower limbs or the back. Statistics from the Labour Force Survey (LFS) indicate that MSD cases, including those caused by manual handling, account for more than a third of all work-related illnesses reported each year to the enforcing authorities.


There is evidence that, as well as manual handling, heavy manual labour, awkward postures and a recent or existing injury are all risk factors in the development of MSDs. The Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 (MHOR) require employers to manage the risks to their employees. They must:


  • Avoid hazardous manual handling operations so far as is reasonably practicable, by redesigning the task to avoid moving the load or by automating or mechanising the process.


  • Make a suitable and sufficient assessment of the risk of injury from any hazardous manual handling operations that cannot be avoided.


  • Reduce the risk of injury from those operations so far as is reasonably practicable. Where possible, provide mechanical assistance, for example, a sack trolley or hoist. Where this is not reasonably practicable then explore changes to the task, the load and the working environment.


Medical and scientific knowledge stress the importance of an ergonomic approach to look at manual handling as a whole, taking into account the nature of the task, the load and the working environment, and requiring worker participation.

Free HSE tools

HSE has developed tools to help employers analyse lifting, carrying and team handling (the MAC tool and the V-MAC tool), repetitive upper limb tasks (the ART tool) and pushing and pulling (the RAPP tool). Depending on the task, you may find it helpful to use more than one tool, for example you may need to pick up a box of items (lifting), carry it to a workstation (carrying), then distribute the contents to other locations such as pigeon holes or a filing cabinet (repetitive movements).

For more information about each tool click on the following links


  • MAC tool – lifting, carrying, lowering



  • ART tool – repetitive upper limb tasks