The course is designed to provide learners with the knowledge and skills to safely move objects in the workplace. The course is based on the best practice guidance from the Health and Safety Executive and provides learners with the opportunity to practice safe moving principles.

The Health and Safety and Work Act etc 1974 and the Manual Handling Operation Regulations 1992 requires employers to provide adequate supervision and training and as well as undertake manual handling risk assessments. This course will support employers to demonstrate their commitment to the legal obligations and whilst it does not qualify learners to undertake manual handling risk assessments independently, it will provide them with the knowledge to assist the employer in completing the risk assessment.

The course is designed for at all staff in particular new starters, refresher training, learners seeking employment etc.

Course aims

The course provides learners with the knowledge and skills in the safe principles of manual handling in the workplace.

Learning outcomes

  • Understand the reasons for safe manual handling
  • Understand the function of manual handling risk assessments
  • Demonstrate the safe use of manual handling techniques
  • Understand Safe manual handling principles

Course duration 4 hours