Approved by IIRSM & CPD


Incorrect manual handling is one of the most common causes of injury in the workplace; to tackle manual handling problems The Manual Handling Operations Regulations were introduced. The regulations lay out set duties for employees and employers. They give the general requirement that employees must have undergone training to manually handle correctly including the use o any equipment their employer provides to handle loads safely.

Our course outlines exactly what constitutes manual handling and covers the regulations and legislation that apply to manual handling tasks. It then goes on to cover safe handling techniques and how to develop good habits regarding manual handling. It finishes off by introducing some practical solutions and the use of mechanical aids.

Important note: Please note that this is an awareness course only, if your duties include manual handling you will also need further practical training, you can get in touch with us to arrange this.

Modules Covered

What is Manual Handling?, Manual Handling Regulations, Safe Handling, Learning Safe Handling Habits, Practical Manual Handling Solutions and Use of Mechanical Aids.


On successful completion of our course, you will be emailed a safety training quality assured certificate. This can be used to provide evidence for compliance and audit.

This course is approved by IIRSM & CPD as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.

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