Workplace Manual Handling Course

Course Introduction

Who should attend?


  • We are all exposed at times to some form of manual handling such as lifting, carrying, pulling and pushing actions that can be compounded by simultaneous movements such as climbing or pivoting.

  • The risks arising from manual handling have been recognised by the Health and Safety Executive for many years, as evidenced in their regulations and advisory activities promoting good practice.

  • The Regulations require employers to provide their employees with health and safety information and training – supplemented, as necessary, with more specific information and training on manual handling injury risks and prevention.

  • Our Level 2 1-day course provides an ideal approach to safer and more effective Workplace Manual Handling – not only meeting HSE recommendations, but also promoting good and safe practices in any situation.

    • This Workplace Manual Handling course is designed for those who undertake manual handling activities in their working role.
    • It can be customised so that delegates can experience handling objects which they would encounter in their workplace.
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Did you know?

  • Personal injuries resulting from incorrect manual handling in the workplace accounts for over one million working days lost per year, as well as the pain and suffering experienced by the casualties
  • Correct manual handling techniques can make a huge difference.

Course Overview

  • This 1-day classroom-based Workplace Manual Handling course is designed to teach delegates the principles of safe manual handling, how to identify the risks and some basic anatomy to understand the damage poor manual handling can cause.

  • This course will take at least 6 hours to complete. These hours will be delivered in 1 day.

  • This qualification does not expire, but refresher training and keeping up to date with changes to policies and procedures is vital to keep the qualification current.

  • The syllabus for this Workplace Manual Handling course is as specified by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and is fully compliant with The Health and Safety Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 (as amended) (MHOR).


The reasons for safe manual handling

Manual handling hazards and risks

Manual handling regulations

Manual handling risk assessments

Remaining compliant

Application of safe manual handling principles

Spinal anatomy, structure and function

Preventing injury from manual handling

Causes of back pain

Types of equipment


  • The course Instructor is responsible for determining whether delegates pass or fail based on practical and oral assessment throughout the course, i.e. by observation and oral questioning, as well as the completion of a multiple-choice question paper at the end of the course.
  • The instructor will only award a pass if they believe that delegates have displayed the requisite understanding and competencies at the end of each session throughout the course and successfully completed the question paper.
  • On successful completion of this course, you will receive a Level 2 national qualification, (Level 5 in Scotland), will be issued to the learner, subject to successfully completing the test paper.
  • This course is Regulated by Ofqual under their Regulated Quality Framework (RQF) and accredited by the FAA.

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We can also tailor courses to suit your needs, so please give us a call today and discuss your requirements.

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