Manual Handling Training

Manual handling refers to activities requiring the use of force exerted by a person to pull, lift, push, move or carry an item.

A training course in manual handling is intended to provide delegates with an increased awareness of handling and carrying heavy loads while reducing the likelihood occupational injury. Courses in manual handling cover a wide array of skills and techniques to lift, push, carry, move, and put down heavy and cumbersome loads.

To ensure that the risk of manual handling is minimised in your organisation, the manual handling course:

  • Identifies the factors involved in the assessment and control of the risks associated with manual handling
  • Explains how to undertake a preliminary risk assessment to assess whether manual handling can be avoided
  • Enables the learner to identify and implement measures in order to minimise and control risk

What will I learn?

As part of our manual handling training, we cover the following areas:

  • What is Manual Handling
  • Causes of Workplace Injury
  • Body Parts Injured In Manual Handling
  • European Directive
  • Employee’s Responsibilities
  • The Human Spine
  • Guidelines for Lifting and Lowering
  • Control Options
  • Information and Training
  • Good Handling Techniques

Do I need to attend?

The manual handling course is aimed at all levels of employees who may undertake manual handling operations.

So, if you’re looking for high standard manual handling training, here at TBC we can offer you just that. We are committed to providing relevant training therefore we tailor each training course to suit your specific industry.

Please note our manual handling course can be run in conjunction with our work at height course (same day). If you would like more information in regards to any of our courses don’t hesitate to get in contact as we are happy to answer all of your queries.