Manual Handling Training Course

The Manual Handling Training Course provides the necessary information and training so that you and your organisation can comply with the Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 (as amended).

Who Is This Training Course For?

The manual handling course is aimed at all employees who carry out or may undertake manual handling operations. Accidents due to poor manual handling account for nearly a half of all injuries reported each year to the enforcing authorities. It is estimated that around 500,000 people in Great Britain suffer from a musculoskeletal disorder (MSD) mainly affecting the upper limbs or neck that has been caused, or made worse by their work.

Each employer must carry out a risk assessment and take appropriate steps to reduce the risk to their employees of injury from manual handling.


To learn how to improve manual handling techniques, move and handle loads safely and be able to conduct a personal manual handling risk assessment.

Manual Handling Training Course Syllabus

  • Anatomy & Physiology of the back
  • Causes of back pain
  • Ergonomics
  • Inanimate load handling
  • Mechanical aids
  • Fitness
  • Returning back to work
  • Moving & Handling Assessments
  • Manual Handling Legislation
  • Principles of safer Moving & Handling
  • Good Handling technique
  • Poor Handling technique
  • Unsafe systems of work
  • Evaluation
  • Practical skills

Course Benefits

Nearly half of all work related injuries are from poor manual handling. Back injuries are the biggest cause of staff absence in the UK and yet most are preventable!
This manual handling training course is an excellent way to show your staff how to lift safely in a high impact short course. Once your staff have attended this manual handling training course, they will understand how to look after their back properly and your business will benefit from the reduced risk and cost of absenteeism and litigation.


The Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 (as amended) states:

"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 regulation 4(1) (b) (ii) of the Regulations.”

All of our courses are conducted by one of our fully qualified instructors. The course is certificated and enables you or your organisation to conform with the Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 (as amended).

Prices start from as little as £250 for up to 12 members of staff trained over one course.