Whilst most people are guilty of lifting or moving a load incorrectly, many don’t consider it to be a big issue – until somebody gets injured. Last year, over 900,000 working days were lost due to handling injuries, with an average of 6.6 days lost per injury. Manual handling training, then, is of great significance in the workplace – from both the perspective of health and safety, and profit.

Can you tell me about the course?

Put simply, manual handling is the supporting or transporting of a load by bodily force or hand. As an employer, you have a legal obligation – under the Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 – to undertake a risk assessment of your staff and their manual handling of loads in the workplace. Upon completion of the assessment, measures should then be put in place to create a safe working environment. These measures may include the reduction of manual handling, where possible and, most relevant for this particular course, training on how to move a load safely in the workplace.

Our training course provides you with theoretical knowledge and, most importantly, the practical skills for manual handling in the safest possible way.

Who should attend?

As manual handling can be undertaken by, practically, anybody in the workplace, there is no particular type of delegate that would benefit more from this course than another. Rather, this course is best suited to those who want to gain a comprehensive and working knowledge of manual handling.

Where can I attend?

Our courses are built with flexibility in mind so can be delivered either on- or off-site, depending on your specific needs. Most businesses choose on-site as this is most convenient and the content can be tailored to suit the surroundings.

What will I get from this course?

The course is predominantly focused on developing a delegate’s practical skills – as this is what will be of most use in a real-world scenario. However, classroom theory will also be taught, giving you the opportunity to apply what you’ve learned in a safe environment and under the supervision of your instructor.

More specifically, the following areas will be covered on this course:

  • Manual handling regulations
  • Basic understanding of anatomy, cumulative strain and the causes of back pain
  • The dynamic handling technique
  • Musculoskeletal fitness and disorders
  • An underpinning knowledge of physiology
  • The latest manual handling principles and techniques
  • Knowledge and skills to train others in the workplace

How will I be assessed?


Will I become certified?

Upon completion of the course, you will receive a certificate that validates you having successfully passed the manual handling training course.

What is the cost for the course?