iCertifyU provides FREE Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) training to all. Download from the App store today! 

iCertifyU is an App which provides free eLearning for everyone, whether you are an employee, student, work experience participant, apprentice, agency worker or jobseeker.

Download the App from the App store and start the free training today! 

Three Easy Steps 

  1. Log in and complete the training
  2. Complete the multichoice exam 
  3. Download your IIRSM Approved Certificate 

On completion of each course, IIRSM (International Institute for Risk and Safety Management) approved certificates are issued automatically, which can be easily downloaded and saved. 

Examples of the eLearning courses available: 

  • Health and Safety Induction 
  • Managing Contractors  
  • GDPR Awareness 
  • Driver Safety Awareness 
  • Health and Safety Awareness for Cleaners 


The list of courses also includes Manual Handling. 

Manual Handling is any activity which involves transporting or supporting a load (including the weight of another person) by hand or bodily force. It includes lifting, putting down, carrying, pushing, pulling, moving or holding. Manual handling is a major cause of workplace injuries, particularly musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). MSDs are injuries and conditions that affect the muscles, bones, nerves and tendons. They can be caused by a variety of factors, including repetitive movements, awkward postures and overexertion. 

Health and Safety guidelines regarding Manual Handling in the workplace: 

Assess the task: Before attempting to lift or move an object, assess its weight, size, and shape. If the object is too heavy or awkward to handle safely, seek assistance or use mechanical aids. 

Plan your route: Consider the distance you need to move the object, the path you will take, and any obstacles in your way. Clear any obstructions and ensure a safe path for movement. 

Maintain a stable posture: Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart, one foot slightly in front of the other for balance. Keep your back straight and avoid twisting or bending at the waist. 

Get a good grip: Grip the object firmly with both hands, ensuring a secure hold. If the object is slippery or difficult to grasp, use gloves or other aids to improve grip. 

Lift with your legs: Bend your knees, keeping your back straight, and lower yourself to the object. Keep the load close to your body, maintaining a straight back. 

Avoid twisting: When lifting or moving the object, avoid twisting your body. Instead, turn your whole body by moving your feet. 

Set the load down carefully: When lowering the object, bend your knees and keep your back straight. Set the object down gently, avoiding sudden movements or dropping. 

Seek help for heavy loads: If an object is too heavy or awkward to handle safely, seek assistance from a co-worker or use mechanical aids such as trolleys, hoists, or forklifts. 

Take regular breaks: Avoid prolonged manual handling tasks. Take regular breaks to rest your muscles and prevent fatigue. 

Report any concerns: If you experience pain or discomfort during manual handling tasks, report it to your supervisor immediately. 

Wear appropriate footwear: Wear comfortable, supportive shoes with good grip to prevent slips and falls. 

Maintain physical fitness: Regular exercise and maintaining a healthy weight can help reduce the risk of MSDs. 

Organisations can comply with manual handling requirements by ensuring a suitable and sufficient risk assessment is undertaken and reviewed periodically, and that employees are trained on safe manual handling techniques. By following the above guidelines, workers can help protect themselves and others from musculoskeletal disorders at work. 

Oliver De Maria (Project Coordinator) and Erin Beck (Project Coordinator) 

The App is free, developed by Oliver De Maria (Project Coordinator) and Erin Beck (Project Coordinator) whilst working with the iProtectU IT Developers. Both Erin and Oliver wanted to increase health, safety and wellbeing awareness in the workplace and made it their mission to develop a free, easy-to-use product, available to all.  

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