Manual Handling

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Course Summary

Manual handling remains one of the main causes of occupational injuries within the UK and is associated with more over-three-day injuries reported to the HSE (36%) than any other occupational task (2001-2002).

Prevention and control of work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) is currently one of Health and Safety Executive’s major priorities as well as a major revision of the Guidance to the Manual Handling Regulations.

This half-day training session is aimed at those who carry out manual handling activities at work and introduces students to the hazards of manual handling, the risks involved and controls available and what to expect from a manual handling assessment. Successful completion will prepare students to look carefully at their own work activities and contribute to the development of safer methods and tasks, in co-operation with their managers and supervisors. It will also benefit those already involved in manual handling risk reduction that require more formal or in-depth training in this subject, including the use of specific manual handling assessment tools.

Course Content


  • Manual Handling defined & Principles of Manual Handling
  • Legal Compliance, including overview of:
  • Manual Handling Operations & Regulations (MHOR) 1992
  • Employer and Employee duties under the Health and Safety at Work Order NI 1978
  • Reporting of Injuries Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) 1985
  • Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations (1992)
  • Raise awareness of Manual Handling operations, including principles of Safer Moving & Handling
  • Reduce Manual Handling accidents/injuries
  • Anatomy of the spine
  • Causes and avoidance of back pain & injury
  • Returning back to work
  • Unsafe systems of work
  • Short DVD presentation to enforce key points and present case studies and scenarios


  • Equipment demonstrations & practice
  • The process of manual handling in the workplace
  • Manual Handling Risk Assessment
  • Practical Lifting Test
  • Evaluation

Course duration: 4 Hours

As a result of successful completion of the training programme, delegates will receive certification.

Maximum Number of Delegates: 10 per Instructor

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