The Manual Handling Training Course

The Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 require employers to ensure that all employees are trained and competent in manual handling.  Manual handling accidents account for more than a third of all accidents reported each year to the enforcing authorities.  It is estimated that in excess of 500,000 people in Great Britain suffer from a musculoskeletal disorder (MSD) mainly affecting the upper limbs or neck that was caused, or made worse, by their current or past work.

What the course provides

This Manual Handling Training Course provides the necessary information and training for organisations to understand more about the risks associated with manual handling, how to undergo a manual handling risk assessment and how to ensure appropriate control measures are put in place.

  • Ensures compliance with UK Health & Safety legislation
  • Developed by health & safety professionals
  • Approximate duration:  1-2 hours
  • Certificate on completion, emailed PDF and/or hard copy by post

Who should take this Manual Handling Training Course?

The manual handling course is aimed at all levels of employees who may undertake manual handling operations, defined as:  the transporting of a load of items by lifting, putting down, pushing, pulling, carrying or moving thereof by hand or by bodily force.

Aims of the Manual Handling Training

By the end of this course learners will:

  • Be able to define manual handling and explain the common causes of injury
  • Understand the legal responsibilities and the duties placed on employers and employees
  • Be able to recognise manual handling hazards
  • Understand the types of injury that can be caused by poor manual handling practice
  • Be able to undertake an effective manual handling risk assessment
  • Understand the control measures that can be put in place to reduce the risk of harm
  • Understand and practise the best way to handle loads to maintain a safe working environment