Manual Handling Course

Suitable for any employee who undertakes manual handling activities as part of their normal working day.


To provide delegates the knowledge and skills to undertake a confident Manual Handling task, thus making a significant contribution to the organisation’s Health and Safety performance with respect to Manual Handling.

Course Content:

  • A brief outline of the legal requirements of the Manual Handling Operations Directive for both employers and employees
  • Basic anatomy and physiology of the spine
  • Risks of Low Back Pain
  • Causes of Low Back Pain
  • Good Handling Techniques which are adaptable to both work, domestic and leisure activities
  • Factors which affect good handling
  • A problem solving workshop which encourages participants to identify and rectify poor working practices in a variety of situations
  • Information regarding the various types of automated and mechanised systems and its application to the workplace
  • A “Fit-Break” for participants to join in a demonstration of simple preventative back exercises at home and at work

Learning Outcomes:

  • Following the course delegates should have adequate information to enable them
  • to comply with statutory duties and common law
  • to comply with the organisations policies
  • to be competent to carry out effective  manual handling tasks, identify techniques of reducing risk and suggest any recommendations concerning corrective action required
  • Identify and correct poor postures both at home and at work
  • Be empowered with enough knowledge of the spine so as to recognise the warning signs of spinal damage and self manage simple back pain
  • to evaluate the effectiveness of any recommendations


2½ – 3hours

Group Size:

Up to 15 maximum


£400.00  Costs include VAT, course material and a certificate of attendance.



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