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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-day 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
Additional Study: None
Access: 4 weeks
Assessment: None
BPCA Registered CPD points: 1
BASIS Prompt CPD points: TBC

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

Our online learning portal requires Adobe Flash Player 10.3 or later

Windows: Internet Explorer 8 or later, Microsoft Edge (latest version) and Google Chrome (latest version).

Mac: Safari 7 and later, Google Chrome (latest version).


Mobile (Apple): Safari in Apple iOS7 and later, Google Chrome (latest version) and in Android OS 4.1 and later Articulate Mobile Player in Apple iOS or later on iPad.

Android OS: Articulate Mobile Player in Android OS 4.1 or later (optimised for tablets)


Screen reader Jaws 16 or later with Internet Explorer 11 or later (Flash output only). Section 508 Accessibility Complies with applicable requirements. WCAG 2.0 Accessibility Complies with applicable requirements




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