NEBOSH HSE Certificate in Manual Handling Risk Assessment

NEBOSH and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have jointly developed a new one day qualification aimed at preventing one of the main causes of musculoskeletal disorders; manual handling.

Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) accounted for 8.9 million lost working days in Great Britain in 2019/20, with manual handling estimated to be the main cause.

The Nebosh HSE Certificate in Manual Handling Risk Assessment will ultimately help you recognise, assess and reduce manual handling risks in the workplace.
The training includes a 60-minute practical assessment which will be completed at the end of the course. After watching a video case study, you will be asked to assess the activity using HSE’s best practice guidance, tools and templates.

Course Information

What does the course cover?

Principles of Manual Handling

Why manual handling should be avoided, the moral, business and legal reasons for assessing and managing it and common types of injuries that arise.

Identification of Manual Handling Risk

Delegates will obtain an understanding of risk factors associated with manual handling, the application of HSE’s manual handling assessment tools (MAC and RAPP) and what makes a risk assessment suitable and sufficient.

Control of Manual Handling Risk

How to avoid manual handling risks with the use of mechanical assistance and the recognition of good handling techniques.

Who is the course suitable for?

This course is suitable for anyone who is involved with assessing manual handling risks, or who supervises employees undertaking manual handling tasks. This can include line managers, supervisors, health and safety managers, health and safety professionals, workplace champions, employee representatives and occupational health practitioners.

This is also a great course for anyone who has already achieved a NEBOSH qualification, and wants a refresher to improve on their Manual Handling assessment skills or to go towards their CPD (Continuous Professional Development).

In House Courses

We run this course as an in house course which can be held either at your premises (if you have a suitable training room), or at our bespoke training centre in Hampton, Peterborough.

Please contact us to request a quote



An informative and interesting course, I have learned a lot and enjoyed the classroom activities. All trainers were great, helpful, enthusiastic, informative and friendly.


Richard was very informative amazing tutor for us to learn from, he was very inspiring!


Good and relevant information, Gary is an experienced and knowledgeable instructor.


An excellent course as always, I’m going to do the Environmental Diploma next


A brilliant course, Jackie is a great tutor able to gain attention and share her knowledge

Why Study With Us?

Based in Peterborough - within easy reach of towns and cities across East Anglia - Cambridge Safety is a leading training provider with an established reputation and pass rates well above the national average.

We offer a wide range of NEBOSH and IOSH courses covering a variety of topics, ranging from fire safety to environmental responsibility.

Whether you’re just starting out in the industry, are looking for a refresher course or want to boost your knowledge further, our experienced team is here to help.

  • Over 22 years’ experience delivering engaging training
  • We’re NEBOSH Gold Learning Partners
  • Range of learning styles, including classroom study sessions at our Peterborough facility
  • Highly qualified tutors who offer exceptional levels of support
  • Over 200 YouTube videos and podcasts designed by us
We’re NEBOSH Gold Partners

As NEBOSH Gold Learning Partners, we uphold exceptional training standards across all our courses. Our trainers deliver consistent results with excellent pass rates for our delegates – a result of friendly support and engaging content.

We are committed to giving all our students a positive learning experience. All our tutors are former Cambridge Safety students and work hard to provide an exceptional level of support with a friendly, family feel.

We get to know all our students and make sure you not only leave our course with an excellent pass rate but also the confidence to apply the best occupational health and safety practices to the workplace.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Take a look at our frequently asked questions below for more information or head to our FAQ page for a more help. Still have questions? Get in touch with our team.

What are the entry requirements for the Nebosh HSE Certificate in Manual Handling Risk Assessment?

There are no entry requirements for this course, it can be used as a stand alone course, or for delegates who  have already completed a Nebosh certificate or diploma level qualification as a refresher and CPD.

Are NEBOSH courses popular?

Absolutely – over 30,000 students take part in one or more courses from NEBOSH worldwide each year.

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