Manual Handling Course

Course Overview

The course can be held as a ‘stand-alone’ course or as part of a triple certification course. A tested and company certificated activity-based course with a syllabus covering the legal aspects and theory related to manual handling and associated safety and health hazards The course involves awareness of risks from lifting and identifies correct lifting techniques and considers regulation and guidance, including the hierarchy of controls.

Course Duration

2.5 - 3 hours (dependent upon numbers and extent of practical assessment)


Those that need to assess the risks from manual handling activities and supervisors considering activities at site level and methods of lifting. Operatives that need to carry out manual handling activities. May not be suitable for persons who currently have back injuries.

Course Contents

Course explanation and aims Employer / employee duties
Industry problems Employer / employee duties
Spine conditions Films shall be used to reinforce good practice and to highlight malpractice
Hazards (including in relation to pushing and pulling) Theoretical test (multiple choice)
Risk controls (including team work) Practical Test
Assessment (TILE)
Manual Handling Course

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