Manual Handling Training (1/2 Day)

Private Courses Available

Our half-day manual handling training course teaches the best practices in manual handling to minimise the risk of accidents and injury.

For some staff, moving loads may be a key part of their job. However, many employees can find themselves having to occasionally pick up and manoeuvre heavy loads in virtually any working environment. That’s why manual handling training is so important to ensure that they use the correct techniques whilst being aware of the most serious dangers.

After all, it only takes one use of a poor technique to result in a long-term injury which could keep employees out of work for weeks or months whilst making the employer potentially liable for damages. As a result, many employers recognise the need to train their staff about correct manual handling techniques.

This face-to-face manual handling training offers a hands-on experience and is ideal for employers that recognise manual handling as high risk in their workplace.

Course Content

This course covers techniques to minimise the risk of injury from lifting, pushing, pulling or carrying, and reflects the requirements of the Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 (amended 2002).

Topics covered in the course include:

  • Correct technique to carry out safe manual handling
  • Anatomy and physiology – manual handling risk factors and how injuries can occur
  • Manual handling risk assessment
  • Record keeping
  • Safety legislation
  • Statistics on workplace injuries

The course will include practical examples which allow the trainer to identify and correct any actions the delegate(s) is not undertaking safely.

Conforming to Legislation

If your workplace risk assessment highlights the need for training, then this course meets the requirements laid out in the Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 (amended 2002) to show that you have been responsible in providing the correct training.

Our manual handing course can also be used as evidence of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for an IOSH Health & Safety Training Qualification.

Course Certificate

Upon successful completion of the course, each learner will receive a manual handling training certificate which is valid for 3 years.

Why Choose Manual Handling with Safety First Aid Training?

  • One of the UK’s leading training schools – established 1959
  • Visit our classes in London, or we can provide training at your workplace
  • The course meets all H&S guidelines and is suitable as CPD for IOSH
  • Regularly updated so you always get the latest knowledge and skills
  • Expert manual handling tutors with real experience in the field
  • A friendly and supportive learning environment

View our available courses below or contact us about training at your venue


All prices are excluding VAT.

Manual Handling Training (1/2 Day)

Private Courses: from £649

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Who Should Attend?

This manual handling training course is for anyone who needs to use manual handling at work, or where an employer risk assessment has identified the need for a manual handling training in the workplace under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.

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On Site Training

Whilst you can take most of our courses at our training centres throughout London, we are able to offer on-site training with a national coverage.

This means that once you’ve booked the course, we will arrange a date and time to visit your workplace or venue of choice to conduct the training course.

The course tutors and all the training resources required are brought to you. All you need to do is to provide a room which is large enough to accommodate all the delegates and practical exercises. We can then take care of the rest!

Contact us to make an enquiry for on-site training and one of our training experts will get in contact to discuss the options with you.

  • Manual Handling ½ Day Courses are tailored to the employees’ work environment, objects and lifting aids
  • Two-way feedback during the course to answer any queries delegates may have
  • Guidance on best practice techniques

On-site Training Price

From £649.00 £519.00

(Additional travel expenses may be charged in some areas)



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