Manual handling training

Manual Handling - Objectives

To give all personnel who perform manual handling activities as a key element of their job, the required knowledge and skill, so that they can undertake occupational manual handling activities at minimum risk to themselves and others. This will include consideration of peripheral issues such as access arrangements, area layout, environmental influences and slips, trips and falls.


Classroom instruction on the following:

  • An overview of relevant legislation
  • Consideration of the implications of injuries associated with manual handling incidents
  • Correct manual handling techniques
  • The construction of the human frame and the health issues that can arise out of poor manual handling technique
  • Risk assessment techniques as they relate to manual handling

Practical instruction and delegate participation on:

  • Lifting and handling techniques
  • The use of any mechanical lifting aids provided by the client

The practical work benefits greatly from being conducted in a representative work area. Such a session would include a dynamic assessment of what is currently happening and some appropriate solutions to any identified problems can be explored. This approach benefits both the delegates and the client company, often identifying areas, which need to be addressed in addition to simple training activity.

Risk Assessment Training - Objectives

To give all personnel an understanding of the causes of accidents in the workplace and the action that is required both in the long and short term to minimise the effects of such accidents/incidents.

To enable delegates to identify actual or potential hazards in the workplace, and to assess the risk from these actual/potential hazards, in order for them to initiate an action plan to minimise the dangers from them.

Ensuring that delegates understand the important points of law regarding accident prevention, and that they are able to explain some of the effects and consequences of the legislation.


  • Legislative requirements
  • Hazard identification
  • The effects of hazards
  • Assessing the risks from hazards
  • Organising and initiating an action plan

Candidates will be assessed to establish that they are competent to conduct a generic risk assessment.  

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