CIEH Manual Handling

Course Aim

To introduce candidates, who carry out manual handling activities at work, to the hazards and risks associated with manual handling and the methods of reducing and controlling the risks by safe working practices.

Course Objectives

By the end of the course successful candidates will be able to:

  • Explain what is meant by the term "Manual Handling" and give examples
  • Explain how manual handling can cause injury and give examples
  • State the principles for controlling manual handling risks and apply these in a practical context
  • Demonstrate a general understanding of the value and purpose of conducting a manual handling assessment
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the main provisions of the manual handling operations regulations
  • Carry out practical manual handling operation


  • Continual assessment and a short objective test


  • Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH)


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