Health & Safety Training
& Consultancy

Manual Handling Training Course

Over 40% of all work related injuries are from manual handling, the average time off work for back injuries is 20 days.
In fact back, injuries are the biggest cause of staff absence in the UK and yet most are preventable.

Course Aim

This high impact and interactive manual handling training course is a superb way to show your staff how to lift safely. Once your staff have attended this manual handling training course, they will know how to look after their back properly and your business will be protected from the cost of absenteeism and litigation.

Who Should Attend

This course is for any person who is involved in manual handling in the workplace. All are vulnerable to manual handling injuries (whether at work or at home), so all will benefit from a knowledge of good lifting techniques.

Course Content

This course includes tutorials, syndicate exercises and a practical exercise.


Manual handling statistics
  • Manual Handling Legislation
  • The principles of manual handling
  • Manual handling injuries
  • Anatomy of the spine
  • Causes of back pain
  • Returning back to work
  • Manual handling Assessments
  • Principles of safer Moving & Handling
  • How to change old lifting habits into positive lifting techniques

Practical Techniques

  • The base position
  • Lifting from and lowering to ground level
  • Lifting from a desk or bench
  • Lifting from under a desk or bench
  • Team lifting

Course Objectives

The course will equip delegates with the knowledge and skills to be able to carry out manual handling safely and without risk of injury to themselves or others.

Examination Information 

Delegates will be awarded a certificate of attendance on successful completion of the multiple choice assessment.

Duration of Course

Half Day - Trainer Led Learning
Contact us to request information on rates and availability on this course.