Principles of Manual Handling

HALF DAY (Accreditation is available)

The Purpose of the Course

This training program has been designed to provide essential knowledge and understanding of manual handling for employees. Effective health and safety training will reduce your risks and costs and reduce exposure to claims by staff and prosecution by the HSE. Employees have a vital part to play in the equation. They need the right knowledge and the right attitude which demands proper training in the basics of health and safety, as well as specific training for individual tasks.

Benefits for your organisation

This course enables employees to contribute to the development of safer manual handling methods and tasks. It will introduce candidates to the hazards and risks involved in manual handling and outlines what to expect from a manual handling assessment. It will enable employees to develop safer manual handling techniques in the workplace.

Who is this course for?

All employees who carry out manual handling activities. It is ideal for warehouse operatives to individuals working in the care sector.

Topics Covered:

  • The process of manual handling in the workplace
  • Manual handling injuries and the activities which cause them
  • Manual handling assessment and control options
  • Responsibilities imposed by the Manual Handling Operations Regulations

By the end of the course, delegates will be able to:

  • explain what is meant by the term ‘manual handling’ and give examples
  • explain how manual handling can cause injury and give examples
  • state the principles for controlling manual handling risks and apply these in a practical context
  • demonstrate a general understanding of the value and purposes of conducting a manual handling assessment and what employees can expect of such assessments
  • demonstrate an understanding of the main provisions of the Manual Handling Operations Regulations

This training is offered as a bespoke delivery for details call us on 01604 490470 or email






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