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NCC Manual Handling in the Workplace

This is a short-course and assessment surrounding guidance to manual handling in the workplace. 

This online Manual Handling training course provides candidates with the knowledge they need, in order to reduce the chance of incurring an injury whilst manually handling loads at work.

Back injury is the main reason for absence from the workplace and one third of all reported injuries that result in three days off work, are caused by manual handling accidents.  By increasing the awareness about hazards related to manual handling, staff can ensure that they are able to manually handle workplace loads correctly and safely.

Upon completion of this course, candidates will understand the importance of moving and handling objects correctly.  They will understand how the spine works and how to avoid common spinal injuries.  They will be able to identify the important things to take into account before undertaking the moving or lifting of a load.  They will also understand the legislation that applies to manual handling, and the responsibilities of an employee and of an employer.


E-Learning content

  • Introduction.
  • The Law.
  • The Spine.
  • Moving and handling objects safely.
  • Summary.

Training outcomes

  • Understand the reasons why you need to know how to move and handle objects correctly.
  • Know the key pieces of legislation that relate to manual handling.
  • Understand the responsibilities of employees and employers.
  • Know the basic theory of how the spine works, common injuries and how to avoid them.

Course Fee:

NCC MEMBER: £35.00

AWS MEMBER: £40.00

NON - MEMBER: £45.00

All prices are per person and exclusive of VAT.


Target audience

This is a manual handling course that is primarily applicable to anyone who may need to lift items as part of their duties, however the information is applicable to any workplace environment.


The content of this course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.


On average this course takes two hours to complete.  The length of time taken, depends entirely on how individuals study and absorb the material.  You can proceed as quickly or slowly as you like.

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