Manual Handling Training

Are you looking for manual handling training at your place of work? We provide bespoke, on-site training for up to 15 delegates, for less than £32 per person. Use the contact form or call us for more information.

Why do staff need manual handling training?

According to statistics published by HSE from the Labour Force Survey (LFS), manual handling injuries and musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) account for more than a third of all work-related illness. 

Manual handling relates to the moving of items either by lifting, lowering, carrying, pushing or pulling.

Most working environments involve the use of manual handling and it is important for your business and their welfare that they have competent training that enables them to do this safely.

Why can’t I do this on line?

You can do this on line and it may be cheaper. However, the advantages of on-site training is that delegates can be shown good and bad posture and how this relates to their actual work activity. We will cover real life and daily scenarios which is impossible to replicate with an on-line course. 

With the benefit of our training session your staff will be able to clearly recognise and understand manual handling risks and demonstrate that they can apply good practice and technique.

In fact, the HSE recently urged employers to think again before investing in off-the-shelf (on-line) training as and stated that “simplistic training involving bending your knees to lift a cardboard box is just a waste of time and money, it just doesn’t make any difference.

Course Overview

To provide delegates with a thorough understanding of how to minimise the risk of injury to themselves and others by increasing awareness of potential manual handling hazards in the workplace and their outcomes.

Maximum number of delegates: 15

Location: Client site/workshop

Duration: Half Day

Course Content

  • Manual handling knowledge assessment
  • Definition of manual handling
  • Accident statistics.
  • The functions of the spine and muscular system.
  • Types of injuries
  • Anatomy
  • Lifting principles
  • Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations
  • Manual Handling Operations Regulations
  • Hazard identification & Risk Assessment
  • Correct handling techniques.
  • Practical exercises and tuition.

Course Objectives

By the end of the course delegates will be able to:

  • Define manual handling
  • Explain how manual handling can cause injuries
  • Understand good handling technique
  • State the principles for controlling manual handling risk & apply these to a practical situation
  • Carry out manual handling techniques in a safe and efficient manner.

Delegates attending this course should be 18+ and be physically and mentally fit to withstand the rigours of training.

Course Certificate

Upon successful completion of the course each delegate will receive a manual handling training certificate.