Manual Handling

Course Description

Our online Manual Handling course provides participants with the knowledge and skills needed to perform manual handling activities safely. Emphasizing the consequences of incorrect lifting, the course aims to promote a culture of safety and attentiveness.


The course covers the following topics:

1. Introduction to Manual Handling: Understanding the importance of proper lifting techniques and their impact on workplace safety.

2. Legislation on Manual Handling: Exploring the 2005 Act and Manual Handling Regulations 2007 to ensure compliance with legal requirements.

3. Manual Handling and the Effects on the Body: Recognizing the risks of incorrect lifting and the long-term consequences for the body.

4. Principles of Lifting and Moving Techniques: Learning essential techniques for safe lifting, including body posture, balance, and alignment.

5. Workplace Structure in Relation to Manual Handling: Identifying potential hazards and organizing workspaces to minimize risks.

6. Developing Lifting and Moving Techniques: Assessing tasks, developing strategies, and using mechanical aids to mitigate risks.

7. Lifting and Moving Different Types of Loads: Handling various loads from different positions and applying proper techniques for pushing and pulling.


The course concludes with a practical assessment and personalized feedback to reinforce learning.

The half-day course is accessible online, allowing participants to conveniently incorporate it into their schedules.

By completing our Manual Handling course, participants gain the knowledge and skills to perform manual handling activities safely, contributing to a safer work environment and reducing the risk of injuries.

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