The Aim

The aim of the course is to provide you with the knowledge and skills in the safe principles of manual handling in the workplace.


Session 1- The reasons for safe manual handling

  • Define the term ‘manual handling’
  • List the common types of manual handling hazards
  • State the functions of the spine
  • State the key pieces of legislation which enforce manual handling in the UK
  • State the consequences for not adhering to health and safety legislation

Session 2- Manual handling risk assessments

  • Explain the terms ‘hazard’, ‘risk’ and ‘control measure’
  • State the process for a manual handling risk assessment
  • Describe the principle of the risk control hierarchy in manual handing

Session 3- Manual handling equipment and safety

  • State the principles to move objects safely
  • List the different types of manual handling equipment available
  • State the legal requirements for testing and servicing manual handling and lifting equipment.

Session 4- Safe manual handling principles

Demonstrate safe manual handling principles as an individual, with equipment and as a member of a team.

Course Information

Estimated Time: 8Hours

Difficulty: Beginner


Course Instructor

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On enrolment

access until 7/31/18

Session 1- The reasons for safe manual handling

Section 2: Manual Handling Risk Assessment.

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