Manual Handling Training

Who Should Attend?

All personnel who are involved in the movement of loads.


On completion of the course participants will be able to:

  • Lift and handle loads safely
  • Recognise a load which is too heavy or awkward
  • Understand the limitations of the spine and muscular system

Course Content

  • Dangers of careless and unskilled methods
  • Principles of levers and laws of motion
  • Anatomy of the spine and muscular system
  • How the body is harmed through incorrect handling techniques
  • How to handle loads safely
  • Practice in safe handling of loads:
    • Lifting to and from ground level
    • Lifting to and from a height
    • Pushing
    • Pulling
    • Supporting

Training Methods

Training is provided through Power Point or Video Presentation, open class discussion and through practical work.

Duration: 1 day Refresher
Max: 10 People