Posture Group's online manual handling training and risk assessment system provides comprehensive training and risk assessments for all manual handling tasks which includes assessments for office, field, factory, vehicle and warehouse workers.

Please call our sales team on 020 3303 0980 or email for more information.

Click here to view a demonstration of Posture Group’s Online Manual Handling Training & Risk Assessment System

Posture Group is a leading provider of online health and safety risk management software systems.

The system will ensure that your company complies with the Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992, which were revised in 1998 and amended in 2002. The regulations require employers to minimise the health risks associated with manual handling and are a legal requirement.

The online manual handling training and risk assessment system incorporates the following components:

  • A comprehensive training slideshow covers all aspects of manual handling techniques and procedures.
  • A detailed manual handling risk assessment for each manual handling scenario or activity that is part of an employee’s job function. More than 40 scenarios are available and more can be added or custom created to suit your requirements.
  • Following the completion of the risk assessment, access is provided to the online administration area and reports for each user. This provides designated line managers with a view of responses where risks may be present, with suggested action points in each case.
  • Designated line managers attend to any manual handling issues for each user and update the system with their actions and comments. When all actions are completed a final PDF report is generated for each user.

More than 3,000 companies are using Posture Group's online health and safety risk management software systems to streamline and automate their health and safety training and assessment processes and cut their costs by up to 90%.

What does the software cost and how much will you save?

The costs of the system will vary between £1 per license and £12 per license depending on the number of users and employees that need to be trained. 

Unique selling points of the online manual handling training and risk assessment system

  • Requires minimal organisation by management.
  • Automatically collates data and highlights issues where action is
    required by line managers at the Company.
  • Allows assessment for staff at multiple locations.
  • Reduces the costs of providing face to face assessments by up to 90%
  • The system was developed by Posture Group’s team of 250+ health and safety, physiotherapy and ergonomics consultants to streamline the process they use for providing face to face manual handling training and risk assessments.
  • Fully customisable system with your branding to make it look like the system was developed in-house.
  • Detailed training so that all staff are aware of the risks and are trained in the correct techniques to use in any manual handling tasks they have to undertake.
  • Manual handling assessment questionnaire and training covering general handling techniques for all office workers.
  • More than 40 specialist manual handling training and assessment scenarios.
  • Can custom build specific manual handling training and assessment scenarios to meet your requirements.
  • Paperless process
Features of the online manual handling training and risk assessment system:
Detailed training provided via slideshow
  • Visually engaging and easy to understand
  • Indicates all key health and safety factors relevant to manual handling
  • Training points and tips are provided relating to each area of the manual handling training.

Manual handling risk assessment questionnaire

  • Detailed assessment questions relating to all areas and scenarios involved with manual handling
  • Pre-assessment disclaimer
  • Simple multiple-choice answers
  • Drop down list of pre-determined ‘issue’ responses
  • Option to go ‘back’ during assessment
  • Can pause the assessment at any stage and come back and complete the assessment at a later date or time.

Management Reporting System 

  • Separate login page and password
  • Automated feedback of user answers
  • Recommended action provided for all outstanding user
  • Management comments entry box for each question
  • Automated PDF generator on completion
  • Easy to view all the awaiting, incomplete assessments and also the issues with actions required
  • Option to view issues dependent on risk priority level (high, medium, low, no action required)

Email management

  • The email function allows the automation of the system.
  • Client provides data for each user (name and email address).
    Once uploaded the manual handling system recognises all users taking the assessment.
  • An initial launch email is automatically sent to all users with personal login details.
  • Email reminders can be setup and sent to users who have not completed their assessment.

Data protection information:

Posture Group ensures all data received during the completion of the online questionnaire is fully secure in compliance with the Data Protection Act

  • Globalsign Extended SSL 2 (secure sockets layers) Certificate
  • Industry leading SLA (service level agreement)
  • Dedicated server housed inside secure data centre
  • Server access passwords secured off-line
  • Restricted assessment data access to end client administrators
  • Completed reports stored securely in a password protected folder for each client
  • Reports can be permanently deleted once downloaded if requested

Note: The online manual handling training and risk assessment system runs as a web-hosted system

Please call our sales team on 020 3303 0980 or email for more information.

Training and risk assessment scenarios available for the online manual handling training and risk assessment system

General training and assessment for all workers which includes:

  • Worker health
  • Storage/retrieval of filing
  • Using a trolley
  • Moving furniture
  • Laptop carrying on person
  • Luggage carrying when travelling for work
  • Water Bottle handling for Coolers
  • Stationery order receiving
  • Handling files at a desk and retrieving items from low drawers
  • Stacking, warehouse
  • Loading and unloading, warehouse
  • Recycled/Shredded paper handling
  • General manual handling questions

Information Technology manual handling

  • Installing printer
  • Installing PC
  • Installing monitor

Administration manual handling

  • Printer Paper Distribution
  • Storage/retrieval of filing
  • Package receiving and handling

Post manual handling:

  • Franking
  • Post distribution

General office specific manual handling scenarios:

  • Moving presentation equipment
  • Using a trolley
  • Recycled / Shredded paper handling
  • Moving furniture
  • Laptop carrying on person
  • Luggage carrying when travelling for work
  • Water bottle handling for dispensers
  • Stationery order receiving

Workstation manual handling:

  • Reaching to pick up files on desk

Manufacturing / production line / assembly line manual handling: 

  • Assembly of components
  • Equipment operation

Service and repair (appliances):

  • Transport to customer home (carrying tools and replacement parts etc)
  • Repair of appliance

Warehouse manual handling:

  • Stacking 
  • Loading and unloading

Healthcare / hospital manual handling:

  • Handling patients
  • Handling Equipment
  • Patient bathing/washing
  • Bed making

Retail / supermarket manual handling:

  • Checkout
  • Shelf Stacking/restocking


Road works manual handling:

  • Pneumatic drill
  • Manual digging
  • Material/equipment Handling

Parcel delivery / mail manual handling:

  • Sorting
  • Parcel handling
  • Loading/unloading

Haulage / logistics manual handling:

  • Equipment operation
  • Loading/unloading

Refuse / recycling manual handling:

  • Loading/unloading
  • Handling
  • Equipment operation

Porter / travel manual handling:

  • Customer baggage assistance
  • Customer with disability assistance
  • Catering trolley
  • Baggage / luggage handling
  • Hotel bed making

Cleaner / cleaning manual handling:

  • Vacuuming
  • Floor polishing
  • Sweep/Mop
  • Cleaning



If you would like a specific scenario that is not listed, please call the Posture Group manual handling team on 020 3303 0980.








For a quotation please call the Posture Group sales team on 020 3303 0980 or email















For a quotation please call the Posture Group sales team on 020 3303 0980 or email
For a quotation please call the Posture Group sales team on 020 3303 0980 or email


For a quotation please call the Posture Group sales team on 020 3303 0980 or email




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"5 million working days were lost as a result of back pain in 2003-04, making back pain the largest single cause of work-related absence in Britain"

"Back pain is the number 2 reason for long term sickness in much of the UK"

"All employers have a duty of care to protect the health and safety of their employees"

"RSI costs employers almost £300 million per annum in lost working time, sick pay and administration"

"Poor posture whilst sat at a computer causes more back problems than the excessive lifting and carrying". (Workplace Law Network, October 2006).