Manual handling training

This Manual Handling course is aimed at giving attendees the knowledge they need to minimise their manual handling risks and reduce chances of injury. It is not a preachy 'you must do this and this' approach, instead focusing on the more intesting areas of how injuries develop and their causes, meaning attendees have the knowledge to implement changes for themselves. Giving them the tools to make their own minds up usually produces far better results than just giving them a dry yawn-inducing to-do list of 'keep you back straight and lift with the legs'.


  • Aims
    To allow attendees to understand how injuries are caused, the type of injuries involved, the risk factors which give rise to them, and how they can be controlled.
  • Course duration
    About two hours, with multiple courses available in any one day, over multiple shifts if needed.
  • Location and number of attendees
    This course is delivered exclusively on the client's site and can accommodate up to 15 people per course.
  • Suitability
    Suitable for all employees. No previous health and safety expertise is necessary.
  • Handouts
    None - it's not that type of course. Being realistic, attendees on a manual handling course are never, ever, going to read through notes again at a later date. By keeping it interesting and focusing on what is going on in their bodies, they will modify their behaviours naturally and notes don't help, and indeed probably make it seem more of a 'big deal' and put them off.
  • Certificates
    Attendance certificates are included as standard, along with a company certificate giving a single reference naming all attendees on the course.
  • Pricing
    Drop us a quick e-mail for prices and availability and we will get back to you - usually within an hour. Discounts are available for multiple courses or existing HSMC clients who already have other work done by us.


Potential risks from manual handling
How handling risks arise - what are the warning flags that a job or task may cause a cumulative injury through handling tasks. How prevalent manual handling injuries are and the financial impact on both companies and individuals.

Types of manual handling injury
Through the use of images and anatomical models we demonstrate how back problems build up and the handling issues which lead to them.

Managing manual handling risks
What can be done to minimise risks, including behavioural changes along with organisational controls.

Review and Q&A
Review of the course, a verbal Q&A and closing discussions

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