Manual Handling Courses

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This course is aimed at anyone who requires a course in manual handling and is ideal for all workplace requirements. The course is designed to meet the requirements and recommendations of the HSE Manual Handling Regulations 1992 and is mapped to the Ofqual QCF learning outcomes.

Correct manual handling training will reduce the risk of accidents occurring by identifying and preventing them. Manual handling is not difficult to learn but can save a lot of problems for employers and employees. This course covers the moving of objects, but we also have online and classroom courses for the Moving and Positioning of People.

The content of this and all our courses has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines and come with a Certified CPD Statement as well as a ProTrainings Certificate and for online courses an Evidence Based Learning statement.

How do I get started?

To get started on your Online Manual Handling course click here, if you prefer call 01206 805359 or complete our online course enquiry form by clicking here

What is included?

  • All students receive access to their chosen course for up to eight months
  • Optional Free weekly video refresher
  • Certificate
  • Verified CPD time credit statement
  • Reminder when your course is due for renewal
  • Companies receive an interactive dashboard where they can monitor all of their employees training on the system
  • Companies also receive their own dedicated account manager

Groups & Business Discounts


Groups and business purchasing multiple courses will qualify for discounted course rates, please call the ProTrainings sales team direct on 01206 805359 to discuss how they can help you with your training requirements.

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Curriculum:

  • Introductory Manual Handling Training
    • Manual Handling Regulations
    • Guidelines in Manual Handling
    • How and Why we Lift Correctly
    • Manager's Duties
  • Lifting Safety
    • Assessing Risks
    • Assessing the Individual Move
    • Your Spine
    • Anatomy of an Injury
    • When an Accident Occurs
    • Slips, Trips, and Falls
    • Workstation and VDU safety
  • Moving and Lifting Objects
    • Intro to Box Lifting
    • Single Person Lift
    • Two Person Lifting
    • Working Together
    • Moving Unusual Objects
    • Odd-Shaped Objects
    • Pushing and Pulling
  • Lifting Aids
    • Using Lifting Aids
    • Motorised Lifting Aids
    • Conveyor Belts
    • Pallet Truck
    • Sack Truck
    • Trolley

Learning Outcomes
1      Understand the reasons for safe manual handling
1.1   Outline the potential injuries and ill health associated with incorrect manual handing
1.2   Outline employers and employees duties relating to manual handling at work
1.3   Outline the consequences for non-compliance with health and safety requirements at work
2     Understand how manual handling risk assessments contribute to improving health and safety
2.1  Explain the terms ‘hazard’ and ‘risk’ in the context of manual handling work
2.2  Outline the process for carrying out a manual handling risk assessment
2.3  Describe the principle of the risk control hierarchy when applied to manual handling
3     Understand the principles, types of equipment and testing requirements associated with manual handling safety
3.1  Describe safe movement principles associated with manual handling
2.2  Outline the types of equipment designed to be used for manual handling tasks
2.3 Outline the requirements for the testing, servicing and examination of manual handling and lifting equipment
4    Be able to apply safe manual handling principles
4.1 Demonstrate efficient and safe manual handling principles when;
a. applying effort to, or moving a load or object manually on their own
b. when using manual handling aids and equipment
c. when undertaking a manual handling task as part of a team