Manual Handling

Manual Handling Training Course

Duration: 3.5 hours

£55.00 + VAT per person

The Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 require employers to ensure that all employees are trained and competent in manual handling.

Manual handling accidents account for more than a third of accidents reported each year to the required authorities.

An estimated 500,000 people in the UK suffer from a musculoskeletal disorder. Many employers struggle with long and short-term absences due to back and neck and joint problems, caused mainly by the lack of manual handling awareness, training and monitoring in the workplace.

Our Manual Handling training course provides the necessary information and training for organisations to understand more about the risks associated with manual handling, how to undergo a risk assessment and how to ensure appropriate control measures are put in place.

  • Easy to book!
  • Reduced Absenteeism
  • Ensures compliance with Health and Safety legislation in the UK
  • Developed by health and safety professionals
  • Duration: 3.5 hours (0900-1230)
  • Full delegate support
  • Certificate provided
  • Free on-site parking
  • Refreshments provided

The Legal Bit – Do You Comply?

The Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 require employers to ensure that all employees are trained and competent in manual handling.

It is the employer’s duty to avoid manual handling as far as is reasonably practicable and, if this cannot be done, the employer must take steps to reduce the risk of injury.

Section 2 of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and regulations 10 and 13 of the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 require employers to provide their employees with health and safety information and training.

This should be supplemented as necessary with more specific information and training on manual handling injury risks and prevention, as part of the steps to reduce risk required by the regulations.

This Manual Handling Training Course ensures employers comply with these Regulations by providing appropriate knowledge of the risks and safety measures associated with manual handling tasks.

Course Content

  • Introduction and Legislation – what is manual handling? Causes of injury, benefits of controlling risks, manual handling legislation, employer and employee duties and HSE guidance.
  • Identifying the Risks – types of injury, occupations most at risk, the musculoskeletal system, the mechanics of movement and factors that increase the risk of harm.
  • Risk Assessments – what is a risk assessment? Identifying task, load and environmental hazards, deciding who may be harmed, evaluating risks, recording findings and reviewing and updating.
  • Reducing and Controlling the Risks – preparing a manual handling operation, hierarchy of control measures, individual capacity, can manual handling be avoided? Reducing the risk of harm, mechanical aids, changing the task, load and environment, personal protective equipment and reducing the risks from team handling.
  • Manual Handling Techniques – lifting from low levels, carrying, lowering from height, pushing and pulling, team handling and further information.


  • All delegates are required to complete a multiple-choice end of course test.
  • Full support is available for delegates with learning concerns. Please speak to your booker and they will ensure the necessary support is in place on the day.
  • On passing, you will receive a certificate in the post within 10 days.


Tailored Manual Handling Training

If you have a specific area of Manual Handling which requires more in-depth training to meet your audience’s needs, please call and we will be happy to discuss our flexible options and affordable prices.

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