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Manual Handling - online learning

Our Manual Handling online course helps pest control employers ensure that they and their employees are sufficiently trained in the principles and practices of safe manual handling.

The online learning provides the necessary information and training for organisations to understand more about the risks associated with manual handling, how to undergo a risk assessment and how to ensure appropriate control measures are put in place during pest management work. 

Manual handling training for pest control management BPCA online learning



Upon completion of the one hour online Manual Handling course, candidates will understand:

  • What to consider before moving objects or loads
  • Legal responsibilities of employers and employees
  • The risks associated with manual handling
  • How to safely lift or move objects or loads
  • Different types of mechanical aids
  • How to safely lift or move objects as a team.

The Manual Handling course is aimed at employees at all levels who may need to move objects or loads. This is usually anyone who works within your organisation including pest control technicians, technical inspectors, field biologists, support staff, managers, directors and owners.

Level: Foundation (+)
Prerequisites: None
Delivery: Online only
Duration: 1 hour
Access: 4 weeks
Assessment: None
BPCA Registered CPD points: 1
BASIS Prompt CPD points: 1

The course will use a mix of presentation slides, videos and assessments and will include modules on:

- Manual handling hierarchy
- Legislation and regulation
- Injuries
- The spine
- 5 steps to a safer lift
- Position and postureMechanical lifting aids
- Team lifting.




Online programme

This is an online, e-learning course that can be taken at any time. You can find out more about our online learning courses here.


System requirements

• Chrome
• Firefox
• Safari
• Edge
• Internet Explorer.

• MobileSafari
• Google Chrome.

For the best experience and optimum security, we recommend that you keep your browser up to date

Note: Legacy browsers with known compatibility issues:
• Internet Explorer 10 and below
• Safari 7 and below.




There is no assessment or prerequisites for this course.

Upon successful completion of the course candidates will receive a BPCA Certificate of Completion in Manual Handling. You will be able to print this certificate online.



The course fee will give you access to this course on our eLearning centre for four weeks.

  Including VAT Excluding VAT
Members £24 £20
Non-members £36 £30

Cancellation Terms:

Online course cancellations will only be accepted on receipt of written instruction and are effective from the date received by the BPCA. Cancellations will not be given if online learning has been accessed.

• More than 7 working days prior to course: No charge
• 7 working days or less: 100% of fee