Manual Handling Training


This Manual Handling Training course teaches users to understand what is meant by safe manual handling. Competency in safe carrying and lifting techniques for the workplace is a legal requirement, and this course provides the user with everything they must know. 

This eLearning course can help to ensure that employees are following best practices and can help reduce the chances of injuries in the workplace as a direct result.

Learning Outcomes

In this course you will learn:

  • The risks and hazards associated with lifting.
  • Techniques for safe lifting, including Load Individual Task Environment (LITE) and correct posture.
  • How to conduct LITE assessments to identify and reduce hazards to a safe level.

Course Contents

This training course consists of four sections:

Section 1: your back during manual handling

The first part of this course demonstrates how your back works, how it fits together, and the ways it can be damaged. It considers posture and balance, revealing how bad lifting habits can cause injury, back pain, and other problems over a period of time.

Section 2: daily tasks

Section 2 provides actionable advice on how to look after your back generally, so that it is always in the best condition when attempting a lift. This includes good posture in neutral positions, how to work in the ‘Power Zone’, and how to correct bad posture habits before it is too late.

Section 3: LITE assessment

LITE stands for Load Individual Task Environment, and refers to the assessment procedure that should be undertaken before attempting a lift of any kind. Section 3 guides you through the four stages of LITE and how to minimise risks before manual handling takes place.

Section 4: techniques

Section 4 demonstrates how to perform different types of lift in a safe manner, including lifts from different heights, team lifting, and lifting with equipment.

About the Course


The Manual Handling training course is designed to raise awareness of the risks associated with lifting and carrying in order to reduce the number of injuries that incorrect manual handling practices cause each year.

Broken down into four comprehensive sections, this course explains the structure of your back and how it can be damaged by short- and long-term habits, particularly relating to posture. It then details how to complete a LITE assessment to minimise the risks of manual handling, before providing techniques for a range of lifts that are common in the workplace.

Available in 31 languages, the course takes around 35 minutes to complete.


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