General Health & Safety Training

1/2 Day – Manual Handling Awareness

The Manual Handing Awareness course is aimed at a wide range of staff from those with obvious work related handling tasks through to office staff who may appear to have much less manual handling involvement in their work related activities. All are vulnerable to manual handling injuries (whether at work or at home), so all will benefit from a knowledge of good technique.

The course will be run in a participative manner to get involvement and emphasise the personal benefits of taking action.

This course includes the following elements:

  • To introduce the responsibilities of employers and employees under the Manual Handling Regulations
  • The definition of Manual Handling
  • Manual Handling – not just a work place activity
  • An overview of Manual Handling Risk Assessment
  • Injuries associated with manual handling
  • A simple overview of the anatomy of the lumbar spine, cumulative strain and  the causes of back pain
  • To provide a step-by-step guide to the dynamic handling technique with practical demonstration and delegate participation
  • Mechanical Aids (e.g. trolleys, lifting straps, hoists, etc)
  • Lifting / moving a load to an advantage and disadvantage
  • Team handling
  • Good handling technique
  • Practical handling exercises with a range of representative loads

(Note: A suitable space will be required to undertake the practical elements of the training)

Each delegate will receive course materials detailing the key points covered in the course, a hand-out giving advice on back care and pain prevention and a certificate valid for 3 years. The certificates will be posted within 14 days of the date of the course.


Maximum Number of Delegates: 12