Manual Handling

Manual Handling is a task the majority of workers complete on a daily basis. Whether you work in an office, factory, warehouse or retail environment, correct lifting is something you need to take seriously.

The Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 (as amended in 2002) apply to a wide range of manual handling activities including lifting, lowering, pushing, pulling or carrying. The load may be either a box, trolley, person or animal.

Course Overview

Manual Handling training provides an understanding of the risks and practical issues involved with manual handling.

Delegates will learn to correctly lift and move a range of load types.

Course Objectives

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

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

Course Content

A Manual Handling training course includes;

  1. Current legislation relating to manual handling
  2. Identify causes and types of injury and how to minimize them
  3. Identify situations where risk may occur due to handling
  4. Manual Handling
  5. Slips and falls
  6. Accident Investigation


There are no prerequisites for a Manual Handling training course.