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Manual Handling

Manual handling is an everyday occurrence in the workplace and will vary in intensity from role to role. A large proportion of the workforce, at some point, will experience manual handling, including lifting, putting down, pushing, pulling, carrying and moving. This type of activity can lead to workplace injury if not managed correctly.

Employers must protect employees from the risk of injury in the workplace under The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations.


This course will provide all participants with an understanding of manual handling in the workplace, including risk assessment and practical techniques for preventing injury.

  • Entry Requirements: This course requires no formal entry requirements. However, participants must be physically able to participate in practical activities during this course.
  • Course Length: Half Day
  • Assessment: A mixture of theory and practical learning and the completion of a small assessment.
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Who is this course suitable for?

Manual Handling Training is designed for participants at all levels who must undertake manual handling activities as part of their role.

Are there any entry requirements?

This course requires no formal entry requirements. However, participants must be physically able to participate in practical activities during this course.

We recommend suitable clothing and footwear be worn for the course.

What does Manual Handling include?

The course includes:

  • The definition of manual handling and an overview of the Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992
  • Recognising manual handling hazards and injuries
  • Understanding injuries arising from poor manual handling techniques
  • Risk assessing manual handling activities, looking at the task, environment and load together with individual capabilities
  • Practical advice on good individual and team lifting techniques
  • Techniques for safe pushing and pulling activities
  • A practical session providing delegates with the opportunity to practice good lifting techniques.

How long is the Manual Handling Training qualification valid for?

Manual Handling Training is valid for three years. After three years, the qualification will need to be renewed by completing the full course again.

How is this course assessed?

The course will consist of a mixture of theory and practical learning and require completing a small assessment at the end of the day. 

Successful participants will receive a certificate of competence.

What are the study options?

We understand that organisations and individuals choose to study in different ways, which is why we offer various options to complete Manual Handling study.

Open Courses

Open courses are available on specific dates throughout the year. This course is ideal if you have one or two members of staff who require a specific course.

  • Venue - Across the UK via training partners

    This course is available via our trusted training partners, who offer this course at sites across the UK. Please contact us to discuss your needs.


If you prefer to self-study, we provide an e-learning course requiring a minimum time of self-study which may differ depending on the course and your previous knowledge or expertise in the field or area.

Closed Courses

A closed course is available for your team only. If you have multiple team members who require training, this is logistically easier and cost-effective for upskilling your team.

  • On Site

    This course is delivered by a trainer on-site. If you don’t have a room suitable on your site for training, you may hire a local venue where we can deliver this training to your team members.

  • Stallard Kane Training Room, Gainsborough

    This course is available in our training room in Gainsborough and is suitable for businesses that do not have training facilities.

How do I book or find out more information?

To find out more information or discuss your training needs, talk to our Training Team by calling 01427 420 405 or email or, or use the form below

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