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In-house training provider certificate - valid for 2 years
1 Day
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Personnel involved in a manual handling risk assessment
A general level of fitness is required
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Manual Handling Assessor training

Manual Handling Assessor

A Manual Handling Assessor is responsible for carrying out manual handling risk assessments in the workplace.

Course Overview

Manual Handling Assessor training provides the skills to conduct manual handling risk assessments.

The classroom-based training can be completed using generic or company-specific documentation and systems.

The training covers all areas of manual handling risk assessment in a combination of theoretical and practical sessions.

Course Objectives

Delegates completing a Manual Handling Assessor training course will be able to;

  • Carry out manual handling risk assessments in the workplace

Course Content

A Manual Handling Assessor training course includes;

  1. Legislation
  2. The scale of the problem
  3. The spine
  4. Types of handling related injury
  5. 5 steps to risk assessment
  6. Kinetic lifting technique
  7. Practical assessment exercises
  8. Written test


There are no formal prerequisites for a Manual Handling Assessor training course, however it is recommended delegates attend Manual Handling Awareness training.