ECITB Manual Handling

Various roles in many different sectors require manual handling to be carried out.

Course Overview

ECITB Manual Handling training provides delegates with an understanding of the risk involved with any manual handling task.

Delegates will learn safe manual handling techniques.

Course Objectives

Delegates completing an ECITB Manual Handling training course will be able to;

  • Demonstrate a good understanding of the risks and practical issues involved with manual handling

Course Content

An ECITB Manual Handling training course includes;

  1. Health & Safety at Work Act 1974
  2. Manual handling regulations
  3. Accident statistics
  4. Manual handling risk assessments 
  5. Introduction to manual handling – lifting and carrying safely
  6. The functions of the spine and muscular system
  7. Typical injuries caused and how to recognise and avoid potential problem
  8. Hazard identification
  9. Assessment of the task
  10. Assessment of individual capabilities
  11. Assessment of the load
  12. Assessment of the working environment
  13. Correct handling techniques
  14. Practical exercises and tuition in how to avoid injury and strain


There are no formal prerequisites for an ECITB Manual Handling training course.