Manudal Handling Training

Manual Handling Training Course

  • Course duration is for 1 day
  • Maximum 10 delegates per day
  • Certificate of Attendance is awarded on successful completion of this training course

Course Objectives

  • Raise awareness of manual handling operations
  • Reduce accidents / injuries
  • Improve productivity and reduce costs

Manual Handling relevance at home and in the workplace

  • Techniques to reduce risk and prolong the working life of the back

Health & Safety Compliance

  • Manual Handling Operations & Regulations (MHOR) 1992
  • Employer and Employee duties under the Health and Safety at Work Act 74
  • Reporting of Injuries Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR)
  • Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations (1992)

Manual Handling Injuries

  • Injury patterns
  • Causes and avoidance of injury

Risk Factors in Manual Handling Operations

  • The Task
  • Individual capabilities & limitations
  • The Load
  • The Environment


  • Risk Assessment
  • Implementing measures to reduce risk, creating new habits.
  • The benefits of the ergonomic approach

Handling Techniques

  • Using Kinetic Lifting Principles

Good Lifting Techniques

  • Explained within the relevant workplace using the practical tasks the delegates would be expected to carry out on a daily basis.

Manual handling

It is easy to scoff at the need for manual handling training but, poor practice at work is responsible for a third of workplace injuries, which translates in a curtailed personal social life in addition to whatever problems at work ensue.

What does manual handling cover?

  • carrying
  • lifting
  • lowering
  • pulling
  • pushing

Manual handling injuries can be avoided by a range of best practices which you will learn on our course, to book on to a course please telephone 01594 563 820 or use our contact form and we will get back to you.