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Manual Handling and First Aid
Manual Handling in the Workplace
First Aid Primary Survey
Manual Handling in the Workplace

The Manual Handling and First Aid training pack is made up of our popular online courses, Manual Handling in the Workplace and First Aid Primary Survey (developed in partnership with leading national training provider, First Response Training). Both of these courses are CPD certified.

The training provides a general overview of how to stay safe when manual handling. It also shows how to act effectively in the event of an incident requiring first aid assistance.

  • Online, self-paced training
  • Interactive courses with colourful animations
  • Complete in two to four hours
  • 24 hour learner support
  • Instant digital certificates on completion

Why take this Manual Handling and First Aid Training?

Employers have a legal requirement to take reasonable steps to safeguard the health and safety of all employees, including increasing awareness about potential hazards, and outlining what can be done to minimise risk.

This training pack will provide you or your workers with a general overview of how to stay safe in the event of a manual handling accident. It will also explain how to act safely and effectively in the event of an incident requiring first aid assistance at the scene of an accident.

The Manual Handling course will help learners understand the correct manual handling procedures to apply to be able to reduce their chance of incurring an injury while handling loads.

The First Aid Primary Survey course will help learners to react appropriately when they are first on the scene of an incident involving a casualty and know what necessary steps to take.

Manual Handling e-learning content

After taking the Manual Handling in the Workplace course, learners will:

  • Understand why manual handling procedures can be dangerous and why it is important to keep safe in the workplace
  • Understand their employer’s legal obligation to ensure employees are aware of health and safety requirements
  • Have an understanding of the bone structure in the human spine
  • Be able to move and handle objects safely

First Aid e-learning content

After taking the First Aid Primary Survey course, learners will:

  • Know what to do if you are first on the scene of an accident
  • Be able to assess the situation as a potential danger zone
  • Understand what is meant by AVPU
  • Understand Danger, Response, Airways, Breathing and Circulation
  • Understand the importance of the recovery position and how to apply it


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

Target Audience

This training is aimed primarily at businesses who want to train their staff in manual handling and provide them a basic understanding of first aid principles.

Please note that the first aid training will not make your staff qualified first aiders. In order for someone to become a qualified first aider, further training that includes at least 18 training and assessment contact hours is required. More information on the legal duties of an employer can be found at:


The Manual Handling in the Workplace course usually takes between one and two hours to complete. The First Aid Primary Survey course usually takes between one and two hours to complete.

Learners do not have to complete all the training in one session as progress is recorded throughout and the training can be paused and resumed in our learning management system at any time.

Test and certificate

The end of both of these courses consists of a test of 15 multiple choice questions. Learners are required to achieve an 75% pass mark for the First Aid training and 85% for the manual handling training. Learners may attempt the tests three times each at no extra cost, having revisited the training material.

If learners do not immediately achieve the pass mark, further attempts may be given by contacting our Learner Support team. Learners can download and print digital certificates immediately upon completion.

How It Works

Frequently asked questions

How does the training work?

This training consists of two online courses which you (or your learners) can complete on your computer, tablet or mobile device anywhere there is an internet connection.

The courses consist of a series of pages in which an instructor will talk learners through the lesson material. Pages may include supporting pictures, graphs, animation or extra sounds to help with the learning where appropriate. Some lessons will include challenges/quizzes to help learners keep in touch and interested in the material. Lessons can be taken in any order and each lesson may be paused and resumed at any stage.

The training is self-paced so learners decide how fast or slow the training goes. There is no deadline for completion but each course does have a test at the end to check that learners have understood the material. Once learners have passed the test they are awarded a certificate.

Do I need an e-mail address to buy this training?

Yes, you will need an e-mail address to buy this training. This is because we use your e-mail address to create an account for you in our learning management system - where you will take the courses. We also need your email address to send your purchase receipt.

If you buy more courses in future using the same e-mail address during checkout, then these will automatically be added to your system account.

If you pay by PayPal, we will use your PayPal email address to create your system account.

Can I buy this training and give it to other people?

Yes, you can buy the training using your own email address and then give it to other learners from your system account.

Each learner will need to have their own email address. This is so that we can send them a link to the training and give them their own system account.

Is there a refund policy?

We want you to be completely satisfied with your training. We offer a 30 day, no hassle, no quibble, money-back guarantee if you are not 100% satisfied.

To request a refund, you should email our learner support team with your receipt stating why you would like to be reimbursed. You, or your learners, must not complete the training in order to make a valid refund claim.

Will the training work on a tablet or mobile phone?

We recommend using a desktop or laptop for the best learning experience. This training can also be taken on tablet and mobile devices - including iPads and iPhones.

Is a specific internet browser recommended?

For the best possible experience, we recommend learners use Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer 11 or Firefox. Please ensure there are no updates pending on your browser.

How long do learners have to complete a course?

There is no set completion time for a course. Learners can study in their own time at their own speed and may pause, leave and come back to the system to continue the training at any time.

Do the courses contain sound?

Yes, these courses contain sound. For those without sound on their computer or device, the narration is covered in an optional text box at the bottom of the training.

How long are these certificates valid for?

There is no set time for how long the certificates are valid for. It is generally recognised that both Health and Safety at Work and Fire Safety certificates are renewed every three years, however some employers may require you to renew your certification every year.


Bulk discounts

Bulk discounts are available on purchases of 10 or more courses.

If you wish to discuss a large individual order for this course, and/or would like to be invoiced in advance, please call our sales team on 01943 885 085 to make an enquiry.

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