eLearning Manual Handling Course Theory and Practical


  • Fully compliant with Irish, UK and EU Legislation 
  • Complete your Theory and Practical within 60 minutes
  • 60% faster than Classroom Training
  • No need to commute
  • Consistent Training Delivery
  • Practical Assessment reviewed by our fully qualified team
  • Complete your Theory and Practical within one hour
  • Certificates issued within 2 business hours 

Who Should Attend

Anybody who is required to perform a Manual Handling task in the workplace 

Course Outline

  • Health and Safety Legislation
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Ergonomics of work environment
  • Hazard Identification (Risk of Injuries)
  • Manual Handling Risk Assessment
  • Principles of Lifting for Manual Handling Tasks
  • Learning training in T.I.L.E. (Task, Individual, Load, Environment)
  • Review of practical Lifting, Moving, Carrying, Push and Pull.

Certification & Assessment

The downloadable PDF Certificate is valid for 3 years and it contains a unique Customer Number ensuring full traceability and verification.

The course contains 10 Multiple-Choice Questions of which you must achieve a 60% grade.

The practical assessment requires the learner to perform 2 lifting techniques.

Additional Information

The course is self-paced and takes an average time of 35 minutes to be completed giving:

  • Unique flexibility to the individual or company
  • No time restriction on completion
  • Can be accessed on any device
  • Can be completed from any location
  • Certificate is electronic and valid for 3 years

Participants who wish to complete the practical assessment, need to follow the easy-to-understand step by step instructions, record 2 task lifts and upload for assessment by our qualified team.


It is recommended that Employers complete a Manual Handling Risk Assessment in order to identify employee training needs for Manual Handling training and where individual practical assessment is required.  

Holland Safety offers a Risk Assessment Service for Employers who do not possess the inhouse capacity to carry out this process.


Manual Handling FAQ’s

Question: Do I need to attend a practical training course for Manual Handling?

Answer: No, Manual Handling training can be delivered through classroom training, online, using a video recording or webinar delivery.

Question: Should my training course have a national accredited standard such as QQI or IOSH?

Answer: No, there is no requirement. Training must be designed and delivered by a competent person or company

Question: How long is my certificate valid for?

Answer: 3 years

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