Manual Handling

Cost: £420 + VAT for a 3 hr session for up to 8 delegates or £770 + VAT for two separate 3 hr sessions for up to 8 delegates (16 in total) held on 1 day

Employers have a legal obligation to properly assess and control manual handling risks. This responsibility includes doing the utmost to prevent injuries caused through poor manual handling, a common cause of sickness absence. Keeping safe is in everyone's interest: reduce the risks, reduce the number of absentee days for the business.

We offer two different manual handling courses to help businesses minimise sick days and keep on the right side of HSE:

  1. for operators who may be at risk from manual handling injuries;
  2. for managers and supervisors who need to understand potential risks and act to comply with legal requirements.

See below for booking details.

3-hour course for operators

The 3-hour training uses revised and improved material and is delivered by a RoSPA qualified trainer. It covers all aspects of safe manual handling, including lifting techniques and LITE. Plus, the course explores in some depth why safe manual handling is so important to an employee's health now and future wellbeing.

Our training is flexible and designed for those who undertake manual handling activities in their working role.

It can be customised so that delegates can experience handling objects which they would normally encounter in their workplace.

Course overview

The essential components operators will learn are:

  • Base positions and movements;
  • Good handling techniques;
  • Basic physiology (spine, anatomy, structure and function).

4-hour course for managers and supervisors

in this slightly longer course our RoSPA-accredited trainer demonstrates how to complete risk assessments. To help understand what risks are, the course also provides advice on hazards present in the workplace.

Course overview

Managers, supervisors and responsible employees will learn:

  • Legal requirements;
  • Ergonomics;
  • Implementing safe handling policies;
  • Risk assessments.

Booking details (either course)

We have no set dates for manual handling courses here at our West Bromwich facility. Instead, we come to your workplace where the training naturally incorporates relevance to your environment.

  • Dates: when works best for both parties;
  • Venue: training delivered onsite at your premises.

For further information or to book your course, get in touch with Michelle Nicholls on 0121 601 4041 or email

You'll find these courses on Page 16 of our 2019 Training and Assessment Prospectus

This course does not have set dates but can be booked on request. Please email to book or for more information.

Operatives who man handle products at work and managers and supervisors responsible for overseeing health and safety at work.

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