Manual Handling awareness training – Lifting safely is legally covered in the Manual Handling Regulations 1992 which requires persons who lift and carry loads or objects to be properly trained. This training applies to everyone within the workplace who moves lift and transport loads physically, would also benefit managers and supervisors in order that they understand their duties and responsibilities.

Manual Handling Training

This training course introduces candidates to the hazards and risks involved in manual handling and outlines what to expect from a manual handling assessment. It will enable employees to develop safer manual handling techniques in the workplace.

We can deliver this course directly in on your premises for 6-12 delegates for a group cost of only £425.00 (No Vat to be applied to this cost) thus, reducing your budgeted costs for staff travel and their time out of the business.

Moving and handling is a key part of the working day for most employees; from moving equipment, laundry, catering, supplies or waste to assisting residents in moving.

Poor moving and handling practice can lead to:

  • Back pain and musculoskeletal disorders, which can lead to inability to work
  • Moving and handling accidents – which can injure both the person being moved and the employee
  • Discomfort and a lack of dignity for the person being moved

The Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992, as amended in 2002 (‘the Regulations’) apply to a wide range of manual handling activities, including lifting, lowering, pushing, pulling or carrying. The load may be either animate, such as a person or an animal, or inanimate, such as a box or a trolley.

Please feel free to download your free PDF Copy of a brief guide to Manual Handling at Work from the Health and Safety Executive website.

For further guidance on Manual Handling in your workplace please visit the Health and Safety Executive website (HSE) on Manual Handling Awareness.  

Manual Handling awareness – who is this course suitable for:

Manual Handling Awareness TrainingThis course is for anyone who carries out manual handling tasks in the course of their work. Back injuries can affect all people, in all job roles and all industry sectors.

Many are irreversible and can result in significant periods of absenteeism, costing both employers and employees dearly.

This includes Office staff who may have manual handling activities of a low risk to Care Staff and warehouse operatives who have a higher risk of sustaining injury from Manual handling activities.

Duration:
Half Day (4 hours) We are flexible with starting times to meet the needs of your business.

Manual Handling awareness training – course aims:
The aim of the course is to provide adequate training for the purposes of Health and Safety for persons involved in the safe handling and movement of loads within their workplace, the course includes hands-on practical assessments throughout fully supervised by the instructor.

Course Content:
The length of the Manual Handling awareness course is a half day incorporating both theoretical and practical input.

  • Introduction to Manual Handling
  • Responsibilities imposed by the Manual Handling Operations Regulations (M.H.O.R.)
  • Movement of Loads
  • Risk assessments
  • Workplace legislation
  • Health and safety principles

  • Manual handling injuries and the activities which cause them
  • Musculoskeletal Injuries
  • Safe handling principles
  • Control measures for reducing the risk of harm
  • Practical assessment
  • Theory Test

Assessment and Certification:
This Manual Handling awareness course will be continuously assessed by the course tutor and each participant will be required to participate in theoretical and practical work during the course. Delegates will receive a certificate of attendance on successful completion of the course. It is recommended that, in the absence of any injuries at work due to manual handling, this course should be refreshed every three years or where a review is required.

Manual Handling awareness delivered directly in your place of work anywhere in the North West including:

  • Liverpool
  • Manchester
  • St Helens


  • Wigan
  • Wirral
  • North Wales

For more information on our Manual Handling awareness training offered by Training Solutions North West and how we can help you find the right training courses for your business please email us or alternatively, call us on 01978 359 441 and speak with one of our training Consultants.