Manual Handling

The Manual Handling course will help raise awareness and develop the knowledge and skills regarding ‘manual handling techniques’.

Course Content:

The course covers the following key areas:

  • What does ‘manual handling’ mean?
  • Types of injuries
  • Risk assessments
  • Safe systems at work
  • Safe handling techniques
  • Guidelines for lifting and lowering
  • Team handling
  • Mechanical aids


On completion of the course delegates will be able to:

  • Appreciate types of injury that may be caused
  • Recognise the correct position and grip for manual handling operations ie:

1. Lifting

2. Lowering

3. Pushing

3. Pulling

  • Select suitable methods of manually moving loads based on size, weight and shape
    A short question paper will be completed to reflect the learning outcomes.