Manual Handling in the Workplace


Key Features

  • Wall Certificate Included
  • HSE Approved
  • 3-4 Hours
  • Qualification valid for 2 years

Who is this course most suitable for?

This course is aimed at employees at all levels who may undertake manual handling operations, including the transporting of a load of items by lifting, lowering, pushing, pulling, carrying, manoeuvring, steadying or transporting thereof by hand or by bodily force

Course Overview

Our Manual Handling in the Workplace course is intended to provide students with an understanding of how to safely handle loads. It covers practical aspects of lifting, lowering, carrying, pushing and pulling loads. While also providing information on the human spinal system. How to complete risk assessments, along with the legal responsibility of employers to their employees and techniques for the prevention of accidents.

The course involves knowledge development, and a series of practical exercises, followed by scenarios that allow the students to put their skills into practise.

Subjects covered in this course include:

  • The Spine
  • Common Injuries
  • The Law and Manual Handling
  • Assessing the Task
  • Good Lifting techniques
  • Practical Development
  • Lifting Boxes.
  • lifting Sacks
  • Pushing and pulling
  • Unusually shaped objects
  • Teamwork
  • Using Lifting Aids
  • Guidelines for Manual Handling
  • Risk Assessment
  • Additional factors
  • The Role of  Managers
  • In the Event of an Accident
  • Scenarios


This course is typically delivered over 3 – 4 hours.

Course Accreditation

This course is valid for 2 years from the date of completion.
A refresher course is advised every year.


Minium age 16 yrs, no prerequisite qualification required.

Scheduled Courses

This course is ran as and when required. It is better for your employees for this course to be ran in their actual workplace as we can actively utilise items they would be expected to lift, lower, push and pull in their normal day to day, so please contact us to arrange for you.

If our published date(s) not convenient then contact us to discuss your dates and we will see what we can arrange for you.

Have a group of four or more then please contact us as we can arrange a closed course for you on dates that are mutually convenient.