Manual Handling (Objects)

This course aims to raise the levels of good practice in manual handling to reduce potential risks of back injuries and accidents.  It is designed for staff, volunteers, supervisors and managers working in charity retail.

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

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

Course Duration

Up to 2.5 hours (i.e. 10am to 12:30pm) 
Including a 15 minute break

This course is suitable for

  • In-house 'face to face' training only
Retail 8a
Retail 8b

Course Fees


per place 


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.

 Fantastic.  Really enjoyed the course and would like to work with you regarding our manager's training

- Head of Retail 

The trainer was very engaging, good use of humour, a people person and loads of energy throughout the day

- Course participant

Thank you so much - the day just flew by.  Good pace and excellent use of humour 

- Shop Manager

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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