Principles of Manual Handling Training

Anyone involved in manual handling activities will benefit from this training course to make sure they are working safely.

Who should attend?

Anyone involved in manual handling activities

What will you learn?

Manual handling activities at work are a common cause of workplace accidents and longer term disorders such as back pain and reduced mobility. 

Successful completion will prepare students to look carefully at their own work activities and contribute to the development of safer methods and tasks, in co-operation with their managers and supervisors.

Course Benefits

By the end of the session the student will be able to:

  • Explain what is meant by the term "manual handling" and give examples.
  • Explain how manual handling can cause injury and give examples.
  • State the principals for controlling manual handling risks and apply these in a practical context.
  • Demonstrate a general understanding of the value and purposes of conducting a manual handling assessment and what employees can expect of such assessments.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the main provisions of the Manual Handling Operations Regulations


The candidates will be assessed by a multiple choice examination paper.

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