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Manual Handling Training

Introduction: Handling, Lifting and Carrying still account for 21% (equivalent to 116,500 injuries) of all workplace injuries in the UK. In addition, 35% of work-related ill health cases (equivalent to 490,000 cases) relate to musculoskeletal disorders to which Manual Handling is one of the contributing factors. Considering the relatively high number of Manual Handling related injuries, long-term ill health cases and legal requirements under Manual Handing Regulations, it has become almost essential for everyone in the workplace to have the appropriate training in Manual Handling.

This Manual Handling training course focuses heavily on hands-on demonstration and exercises to help attendees to learn safe methods, techniques and strategies in a practical manner to avoid Manual Handling injuries at work.

Course Outlines:
  • Part 1: Extent of Manual Handling Injuries and Ill Health Cases in the UK
  • Part 2: Human Physiology and Manual Handling
    • Human Physiology - spine, disks, muscles
    • Mechanics of Manual Handling
    • Physiological Effects of Manual Handling on Humans
    • Hazards in Manual Handling
    • Injuries and Ill Health from Manual Handling
  • Part 3: Safe Manual Handling
    • Personal Capabilities for Manual Handling
    • Poor Practices
    • Safe Lifting Examples and Techniques
  • Part 4: Manual Handling Assessment and Controls
    • Law
    • Load, Environment, Individual and Task
    • Manual Handling Risk Assessment
    • Manual Handling Control Measures
  • Part 5: Practical Hands-on Exercises
  • Available Guidance
  • Conclusion and Discussion

Course Duration: Half Day (3.5)

Venue: Client premises or our office at Felaw Maltings, 44 Felaw St, Ipswich, IP2 8SJ

Cost (In-house / In-company Course):£350 + VAT

Cost Discount: 5% discount for Safescope current annual retainer Clients and 10% for registered charities

Maximum Class Size: 12 attendees

Geographical Coverage: London, Suffolk, Essex, Cambridgeshire and Norfolk

Weekend Training: Subject to staff availability, we may be able to deliver this training on Saturdays, however, a 50% premium will apply

Delivery Method: Classroom

Course Assessment: Written and Practical Exercise Assessment

Certificate: Certificate of Training

Certificate Validity: 3 Years Recommended

Trainer:  Safescope in-house qualified and competent trainers. Important to note that we do not use any external training consultants

How to Book?: To book, and for training outside the above geographical regions, please contact us either by phone on 01473 407020 or by email

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