Basic Manual Handling Training

Course overview

The employer’s duty is to avoid Manual Handling as far as reasonably practicable if there is a possibility of injury. If this cannot be done then they must reduce the risk of injury as far as reasonably practicable.

If an employee is complaining of discomfort, any changes to work to avoid or reduce manual handling must be monitored to check they are having a positive effect. However, if they are not working satisfactorily, alternatives must be considered. Manual Handling injuries account for 36% of all reported workplace accidents.

This course is ideal for anyone who moves any load manually as part of their work activity. This course is ideal for anyone who carries out manual handling activities at work and is tailored to your work.

Classroom based at client or trainer premises with adequate room for all candidates. 240v power required for projector allowing power point presentations and training DVD’s. Large screen TV’s with HTMI connections are also acceptable.

Approximately 3 Hours.

Clients Receive
Individual Manual Handling Certificates

Complies with
Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 and Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992

Nationwide and Overseas. Maximum 10 candidates per course

Course content

  • Spinal awareness and back care
  • Manual handling hazards
  • Manual handling injuries and the activities which cause them
  • Manual handling assessment
  • Safe handling principles
  • Mechanical aids
  • Fitness
  • Responsibilities imposed by the Manual Handling Operations Regulations
  • Controversial techniques
  • Team handling and communication
  • Practical applications.


Throughout the training course practical assessments will be made followed by the multiple choice assessment paper.

A multiple choice assessment paper will be given at the end of the session. Successful candidates gaining 80 percent or more will be awarded a Manual Handling Certificate valid for 36 months.

The assessment can take place orally for those who have difficulties with reading or writing.


Price on application. All our prices are extremely competitive.

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