Manual Handling

Manual handling is the movement or supporting of loads by hand, bodily force or with the aid of equipment. Recent surveys have shown that over a million people in the UK suffer from musculoskeletal disorders caused or worsened by their current or previous occupation...

The Manual Handling Operations Regulations place a duty on every employer to reduce the potential of injury from manual handling activities. This course provides guidance on minimising the risks associated with manual handling tasks in the workplace. 

Course content:

Course modules can be tailored to your exact requirements, but generally include:

  • Relevant legislation
  • What is manual handling
  • Kinetic lifting
  • Individual lifting limits
  • Human spine function and musculoskeletal disorders
  • Team lifting
  • Different manual handling techniques
  • Risk assessment of loads
  • Lifting aids


On completion of this course, candidates will be issued with a dual branded certificate.

Course duration:

3 hours.

Course assessment:

There will be a written assessment on the day.

Entry requirements:

As this course involves active participation the candidate will need to declare any health or medical conditions.

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