Principles of Manual Handling Course

Principles of Manual Handling Course

The course is designed for employees who will be moving objects in the workplace. All employers in the United Kingdom have a legal obligation to make the workplace as safe as possible under the Health & Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 and also the Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 (as amended)

Who should attend

  • Any staff member who is required to move, pull or push objects in the work place
  • A person who is committed to showing potential employers they have studied for workplace qualifications

Course syllabus

  • The Regulations
  • Responsibilities under The Regulations
  • Anatomy
  • Results of poor handling
  • Risk Assessing
  • Safer lifting and handling techniques

Course duration

  • Three hours excluding breaks
  • Courses are normally run over one morning session but other timings such as afternoon, evening or weekend can be arranged

Course dates

  • Closed courses can be held at your site for your group of up to 12 students at times and date to suit you
  • Individual places available on courses at our various Training Centres.  Please visit our Book Here page for courses close to your location


  • Continuous, unobtrusive assessment by trainer


  • A certificate which shows attendance at the training session.
  • Certificate is valid for one year.

Special Consideration

  • It is the responsibility of the student that they are physically fit before they attend this course as there will be some practical activities.


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