Manual Handling

Duration of Course (days):


Course Overview:

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.

Course Content:

At the end of the course delegates will:

Have a basic knowledge of human anatomy.
Appreciate manual handling legislation and risk assessment.
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


This course requires a training area/room with the facilities to comfortably accommodate the maximum number of delegates. The delegates will require a table and equipment to make notes and the instructor needs power and a place to show a presentation.



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.

Booking Details:

Course Cost (ex VAT): £80.00
Closed Course Cost (ex VAT): £400.00
Max Number of Delegates: 12

Call to Book: 01376 538 501

Our training centre is based in Braintree, Essex. Tea and coffee facilities are provided, other refreshments can be made available by request.

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