Manual Handling Course

This Manual Handling course is designed to help delegates recognise and better understand manual handling risks that may be present in their working environment. It provides the basic information on how best to undertake manual handling and methods to reduce risks identified.


Delegates will be able to demonstrate basic suitable manual handling techniques. They will also understand legal requirements and the risk factors associated with manual handling as well as the basic anatomy of the back and health issues.


Duration – 3 hour
Class Size – Up to 12 delegates 

Who should attend

Anyone who has to undertake simple manual handling of objects as part of their job.

Manual Handling


  • Introduction
    Why the need for Manual Handling training
    Manual Handling statistics

  • Legal Requirements
    Health and Safety at Work act 1974
    Manual Handling Regulations 1992

  • Anatomy and health issues
    Functions of your back
    Back structure
    Common problems associated with the back
    Lever principle
  • Manual Handling Risk Assessments
    TILE approach

  • Ways to improve Manual Handling Tasks

  • Good handling techniques – theory

  • Practical session
    Starting with basic box lifting and progressing to other occupational load lifts if a sufficient level of competence has been demonstrated.