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Manual Handling Training

Course Objectives

To provide delegates with an understanding in the principles behind safe manual handling of loads. To be able to assess, lift and carry loads within their capacity using aids or assistance. To be aware of the part of the body that are at risk of injury when lifting incorrectly.

Target Delegates

This course is aimed at delegates who require a basic understanding of manual handling and how to lift and carry loads safely.

Course Content

  • Introduction to manual handling
  • Legislation
  • Understanding of anatomy and the causes of back pain
  • Introduction to different types of movement and lifting techniques
  • The use of mechanical lifting aids
  • PPE
  • Workplace practical application


1/2 Day


On successful completion of this course candidates will be awarded certification valid up to 5 years.

Course Assessment

Continual assessment throughout the course.

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"Andy the instructor on the day was friendly approachable & conveyed the information in a clear and engaging manner, and the quality of the training materials used was also to a high standard."
Littlehampton Welding Ltd

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