Manual Handling

Courses Info

Course Aims & Objectives:

This course is aimed at those who wish to gain an understanding of safe manual handling practices and principles. This course will introduce trainees to the hazards of manual handling, the risks involved, the controls available and the correct techniques involved in manual handling.

The candidate will be able to explain the theory behind moving and handling principles, demonstrate safe practice using a range of techniques and have the skills to problem solve and convey safe practice.

Course Content:

•           What is manual handling?

•           Overview of the regulations and responsibilities

•           Risks and injuries associated with manual handling

•           Risk assessment in the workplace

•           Basic rules and good handling technique


All trainees will be assessed throughout the course, and where practical, will be observed completing an appropriate manual handling technique.