This course is aimed at reducing the risk to employees of handling related injury through development of an understanding of the effect of manual handling activity and the principles of safe manual handling. 

Course content:

The course training covers the following topics: 
  • Legal obligations to undertake safe manual handling 
  • Understanding the risk assessment process in relation to manual handling operations
  • The effect of incorrect manual handling and excessive manual handling on the body
  • Applying the correct method of handling and moving a load. 


On completing this qualification candidates will be able to understand: 
  • The Manual Handling Regulations and specifically including their personal responsibilities. 
  • Causes and prevention of back pain and other musculoskeletal injuries. 
  • Key principles of good body movement and manual handling techniques applicable to their workplace requirements. 
  • Strategies to reduce the risk of manual handling injuries including the use of ergonomics. 

After successful completion of the course and examination a certificate valid for three years is then issued. 


Multiple choice questions 


½ Day 


Upon Enquiry


Upon Enquiry

For more information on this training course call Louise on 01706 631417.