Manual Handling Training

Course Aim

This 3 hour course is designed for anyone working in an environment where a degree of lifting may be involved.

Statistics have consistently placed back injuries as one of the leading problems of staff related sickness in work environment totaling over 1.5 million days lost last year. 


The course can be conducted within your own premises, to a maximum of 10 delegates, or alternatively you could be added to one of our open courses run at a designated venue.  A suitable training area must be free from distractions and have an area for practicing activities.

Requirements for training

No previous experience is necessary.
Good understanding of spoken and written English. Please contact us if you have any concerns in this area.
A valid form of ID, such as a copy of your passport or driving license.

Course Content

The law and legislation
What is Manual Handling?
How Manual Handling can cause injuries (Risk Factors)
Causes of back pain
Anatomy and Physiology of the spine and its function
Understanding good handling techniques
Awareness of Risk Assessments using the model ELITE
How to plan your lift *FLUENCY)
The principles for controlling Manual Handling risk and applying these to a practical situation
Principles of Biomechanics, Ergonomics, C.O.G. and Base Movement
Practical Session 

Course material

All courses include manuals, handouts/worksheets.


Delegates will be awarded a certificate of attendance on successful completion of assessment, valid for 3 years. 

Contact us today to enquire about or book a course on 01206 890558 or email