Test Your Knowledge

Incorrect manual handling is one of the most common causes of injury at work. It causes work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) which account for over a third of all workplace injuries.

Manual handling is any action involving physical effort to move or support an object or person by lifting, pushing, pulling, carrying or transporting in any physical way. Manual handling injuries can occur almost anywhere in the workplace and heavy manual labour, awkward postures and previous or existing injury can increase the risk.

Have a go at our Manual Handling Quiz and test your knowledge!

Question 1

What four factors should you consider when lifting an object?

Question 2

Who should carry out manual handling risk assessments?

Question 3

How often should a written manual handling assessment be reviewed?

Question 4

What can you do to prevent back strain caused by carrying a heavy load?

Question 5

What is the best method of reducing the risk of manual handling injuries?


If you don’t confidently know all the answers to these questions and your employees carry out manual handling tasks as part of their job role you could be putting their health at risk!

Change that today by booking onto  our Level 2 Award in Principles of Manual Handling course.