Manual Handling

More than a third of all over-three-day injuries reported each year to HSE and local authorities are caused by manual handling. Manual handling is the transporting or supporting of loads by hand or by bodily force. Surveys show, that on average, over a million people a year in Great Britain suffer from musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) which have been caused or made worse by their current or past work.

Who should attend?

People whose work involves moving loads and where workplace risk assessments highlight the need for training. Manual handling training should form part of every new employee’s induction. The Manual Handling Operations Regulations place a duty on every employer to reduce the potential injury from manual handling operations.

Aims and objectives of the course:

This Manual Handling Course provides an insight into the risks associated with moving and handling and teaches safer lifting and carrying techniques. To increase awareness of safe manual handling of loads and to reduce the risk of occupational injury while carrying out manual handling tasks in the workplace.

Throughout the course, the following topics will be introduced, explained or demonostrated to the delegates:

Have a basic knowledge of human anatomy.
Appreciate the legislation and risk assessment of manual handling.
Understand the principles of safe manual handling.
Be able to apply these principles to their own work situations.


What is Manual Handling

Kinetic Lifting


Safe working procedure

Individual Lifting Limits

Team Lifting

Lifting Postures

MSD’s (Musko-Skeletal Disoder)



Risk assessments


Throughout the course there is a constant assessment by the instructor who will ask questions about what he has covered in the course, some may be theoretical and some may be practical. At the end of the course, there is a 30-question, multiple-choice paper to be completed by all delegates. A pass mark of 72% is set for all delegates. Once these papers are marked and delegates passed then they will proceed to a 15-minute practical assessment.


All delegates that succeed with the course will receive an A4 certificate of attendance this will be valid for 3 years.

the following are frequently asked questions about the Manual Handling course:

What is Required?

There are no requirements to partake in the Manual Handling course.

How Long is the Course?

The total length of the course is: Half-Day

£80.00 Per Delegate Excluding VAT