Manual Handling Instructor

Provides trainers with the resources to deliver the WorkSafe Manual Handling Awareness qualification

about this course

Manual Handling Instructor

The WorkSafe Manual Handling Instructor Course provides trainers with the skills and knowledge to deliver the half day Manual Handling Awareness qualification.

The syllabus is designed to comply with the Health & Safety Executive Guidelines for Manual Handling at Work.

Our online course will show how to identify risk and implement control measures, with practical guides to the principles of safer handling. With our online training modules you can work through the course content at your own pace.  This flexible course will ensure that you are equipped to deliver Manual Handling Awareness courses in your workplace.


Manual Handling Instructor Online

Manual Handling Instructor
£180 inc VAT  (£150 ex VAT)
All courses are delivered via our e-learning portal
Following registration we will check your instructor pre-requisites and issue you a login to our portal

Course Content

During the course candidates will complete their manual handling awareness qualification. Theory and legislation are covered via our e-learning portal.

Subject areas covered:

  • Requirements for manual handling in the workplace

  • The musculoskeletal system

  • Reducing risk and implementing control measures

  • Practical guides to complete safer manual handling tasks

  • Manual handling equipment

  • Risk assessment 

  • Teaching Resources

  • Assessment materials & Course administration


Assessment is comprised of:

  • Online summative assessment

  • Completion of a risk assessment exercise

Entry Requirements

To take the WorkSafe Manual Handling Instructor Course you must already hold:

  • A Level 3 or equivalent teaching award

  • Manual Handling Awareness certificate

WorkSafe deliver the Level 3 Award in Education and Training if you need to gain this qualification.

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You will receive a comprehensive WorkSafe Instructor Kit containing materials for each training programme which includes:

  • Detailed, easy to follow lesson plans with clear learning objectives and timescales for every session.

  • Interactive, multimedia presentations on USB memory stick.

  • Practical and theoretical assessment materials.

  • Course administration materials.

Additionally, all WorkSafe instructors have access to the online WorkSafe Instructor Portal which enables easy course notifications, student registration, ordering of course materials and general administration support.

Following attendance on one of our instructor courses you will be able to register your organisation or company as a WorkSafe Training Provider.

Register your course via our online portal and purchase your student training packs.

Training packs are a single use product which ensure every WorkSafe student receives reference and assessment materials with post course certification.  See our student training packs on our online shop.

WorkSafe Manual Handling instructors are required to refresh their own manual handling awareness certificate to ensure of compliance with current guidelines. WorkSafe offer an online renewal course as a convenient way to keep up to date with industry best practice.

To maintain instructor approval you will need to:

  • Deliver manual handling awareness to at least 25 students over 3 years.
  • Renew your Manual Handling Awareness certificate every 3 years.

WorkSafe operate an ongoing quality assurance system to ensure first aid trainers and organisations can meet the ‘Due Diligence’ checks required by the Health and Safety Executive.

Worksafe quality control training through standardised student materials, fast turnaround of student certification and ongoing instructor verification to ensure subject compliance.

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