Manual Handling

Manual handling

Incorrect manual handling is accountable for more than a third of all workplace injuries each year.

Lifting and carrying correctly to help maintain a strong healthy back is also critical in supporting you to meet the demands of your business. Additionally, out of work whether that be at home, picking up shopping, or leisure our back is at risk!

This course equips you with all the tips and tools needed to safeguard your backs, to minimise absenteeism whilst carrying out manual handling tasks. It enables you to understand your organisational control measures through activities, lifting exercises, videos, and worksheets. Let us clarify the correct manual handling practice and procedures for you.

This course is suitable for:

  • All levels of staff that undertake handling operations
  • Manual workers
  • Delivery and courier drivers
  • Construction site workers
  • Warehouse – both intake and dispatch
  • Factory employees
  • Office workers
  • Farmworkers
  • People who want to safeguard their employees

Course content includes:

  • Common injuries from poor manual handling
  • Safe moving and handling
  • Identifying hazards
  • Musculoskeletal disorders
  • Reducing the risks through risk assessments
  • Control strategies to minimise absenteeism
  • Legislation – the law!
  • Physical concerns
  • Pushing and pulling
  • Safe lifting techniques

On completion delegates will understand:

  • How to recognise the common injuries linked with manual handling and the effect poor lifting has on their bodies
  • The steps to carry out a manual handling risk assessment
  • Key risk factors and measures to minimise them
  • A series of control strategies to minimise injury, including a specific approach and lift technique

What's included in the course:

All courses include:

  • Collaborative learning tools to supercharge your understanding
  • Industry experts have been involved in developing the learning programmes to support you throughout the course and give you the best possible experience
  • Where there is a multiple-choice assessment to complete the course and a minimum pass requirement free resits will be available
  • We provide a certificate on successful completion to help grow your CV or aid with organisational compliance

Face-to-face and Virtual classroom:

  • Peer learning, allowing the group to explore a subject as they work together with fellow team members
  • Our workshops are highly interactive, and we select a range of activities for each session to build understanding e.g. role-play, observation, and reflection
  • Realtime feedback allowing you to transform your performance, your approach, and grow in confidence
  • Handouts and slides to allow you to reflect on your experience

2 Delivery options:

Virtual Classroom

3 hour session

Face to Face Classroom

On client premises half day

01702 668044 / 07962 395255