Manual Handling Training

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Course Overview

Number of Delegates: Maximum 12

Duration: Half Day

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.

Location: Client site/workshop


Who should attend

Anyone who has to carry out Manual Handling activities


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.