Manual Handling

Aims & Objectives 

This course has been designed to equip the candidate with the knowledge and skills to be able to carry out manual handling tasks safely and without or risk of injury. On completion of the course candidate will be able to handle and lift reasonable loads safely and efficiently, minimizing the risk of injury and strain.

Content and Course Design

  • Health and Safety at Work act (1974)
  • The Manual Handling Regulations (1992)
  • Weight limits and Guidelines
  • Manual Handling techniques
  • Kinetic principals of lifting and handling loads
  • The main parts of the spine
  • Risk Assessment, Theory and Practical
  • The causes of strain and injury
  • Assessment of safe limits
  • Manual Handling in the work place
  • Group lifting
  • Accident statistics

Course Dates

Scheduled throughout the year. Can be delivered at customer’s premises to suit requirements

Please contact our Course Information and Booking Team at your preferred location or email for further details.

Alternatively, you can contact us through our contact page.

Course Duration

4 Hours

Delivery Method

Classroom, 1:8 Instructor/Candidate Ratio

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Course Locations

Manchester Academy

Academy House, 255 Gloucester Street, Atherton, Manchester, M46 0JD

Call: 01942 874 686

Burnley Academy

17 Kestrel Court, Network 65 Business Park, Burnley, Lancashire, BB11 5NA

Call: 01282 332 098


Some of our courses are available to be delivered on-site at your premises, please enquire to see if this course is available.

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