Manual Handling (Objects & People)

We run three types of manual handling courses covering moving & handling of objects or moving of objects and people (beginners or refresher).  All three courses aim to raise the level of good practice in manual handling to reduce potential risks of back injuries and accidents.  They are designed for staff, volunteers, supervisors and managers working in charitable, voluntary, statutory or care organisations.  

Course Aims

  • Adopt safer manual handling techniques
  • Reduce work related back injuries
  • Develop effective working practices 
  • Identify high risk areas

Course Objectives

  • Discuss the anatomy of the back and common causes of back problems 
  • Develop an understanding and application of recognised lifting techniques and aids (including demonstrations and practice)
  • Responsibilities re: Health and Safety Acts (1974) and their application to the Manual Handling Operations Regulations (1992), amended 2002
  • Identify the need to adopt a Risk Assessment with regards all aspects of handling objects and people

Course Programme

  • Introductions and housekeeping
  • Manual handling statistics 
  • Common causes of back pain
  • Manual Handling Operations Regulations
                 Employer / employee responsibilities
                 What is manual handling?
                 Assessment of manual handling - TILEE
                 Practical session
                 Structure of the Back
                 Principles of safe moving and handling
  • Anatomy of the Back
  • Risk Assessments
For Nursing & Care Staff, we include:
  • Use of various manoeuvres and equipment including hoist, sliding sheets, Jacob's ladder, transfer boards etc.  
(hoist available for training at a small additional charge)

Course Duration

1.  Moving Objects (max 14 people) - Up to 2.5 hours (i.e.10am to 12:30pm) including a 15 minute break
2.  Objects & People - Beginners (max 12 people) - Up to 6 hours (i.e. 10am to 4pm) including breaks and 45 minutes for lunch
3.  Objects & People - Refresher (max 12 people) - Up to 3 hours (i.e. 10am to 1pm) including a 15 minute break

This course is suitable for

  • In-house 'face to face' training

Safe 8a
Safe 8b

Course Fees

TYPE OF delivery
per place 
face to face training
online training
Training costs include:  
Course delivery, training materials, handouts, evaluations and certificates up to 14 participants 
Travel & Overnight costs
Travel costs may apply for any booking over 80 miles charged at 45p per mile or actual costs of alternative methods of travel.  Overnight costs are based on individual hotel bookings and reasonable subsistence costs dependent on location conditions, applicable at the time.
Great Training.  Met all my expectations and much more

- Course participant

The trainer was very personable and thorough.  Open and willing to listen and answer any questions

- Course participant

Informative trainer with really good communication skills.  Made course fun.
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Our trainers come from a variety of backgrounds, therefore we can facilitate courses beyond our current prospectus.

For all enquiries, do please call us on:  01483 564099 or 07866 284781

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