Training Courses - Manual Handling Techniques


Participant Profile

All staff engaged in manual handling activities during their working day.

Course Aims

To comply with Current Health and Safety legislation, staff engaged in manual handling must be given training in safe manual handling techniques. This training will show your staff how to carry out manual handling tasks correctly and therefore avoid back injuries. By training your staff how to conduct manual handling safely you are complying with your legal requirements. Back injuries caused by incorrect manual handling techniques are one of the most frequent causes of workers compensation claims. All employers have a legal duty to ensure, as far as reasonably practical, that health and safety risks arising from work activities are adequately controlled. All employees must by law complete a manual handling course every 3 years.

On Completion of this course participants will be able to:

  • Lift and handle loads safely
  • Recognise a load which is too heavy or awkward

Course Outline

    Dangers of careless and unskilled methods
  • Principles of levers and laws of motion
  • Anatomy of the spine and muscular system
  • How the body is harmed through incorrect handling techniques
  • How to handle loads safely
  • Lifting to and from ground level
  • Lifting to and from a height
  • Pushing
  • Pulling
  • Lifting (bags, sacks, barrels, where appropriate)
  • Other organisation specific lifting tasks
  • Competence testing

Course Duration:

  • 2.5 Hours

Learning Outcomes:

  • Have a clear understanding of the legislation surrounding manual handling
  • Be able to lift correctly
  • Have a consistent approach to manual handling in the workplacer