Courses >> Manual Handling

The course is for any personnel involved in lifting and moving work related equipment. The course is designed to raise awareness and specific handling techniques in line with
the Manual Handling Regulations, which require employers to provide training in handling, injury risks and prevention.

Course content

  • Establish the weight and dimensions of loads
  • Understand the requirements of the relevant legislation
  • Carry out manual lifting using the kinetic method
  • Confirm the factors to be considered when planning a lift
  • Decide when a group/team lifting is required
  • Appreciate when mechanical aids are required
  • Carry out typical lifts in a safe and proper manner
  • Select the correct PPE
  • Assess working areas and walk ways
  • Principles of safe handling


Experience required

No prior knowledge of topic required

Course duration

4 hours

Number of delegates

1 – 10


ITSSAR & in-house available

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Facilities / requirement

A training room suitable for the number of delegates and facilities to set up or use a projector


On-site and training centre

Certification renewal

Recommended every 3 years however this may depend on the company’s risk assessments and internal policies

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