What is manual handling?
The definition of manual handling is "the transporting and/or supporting of a load using bodily force". This encompasses lifting, lowering, pushing, pulling, carrying, dropping and throwing.
It's not just how to pick up a box! Even using a manual PPT uses manual handling techniques.
The HSE reported that 470,000 workers suffered musculoskeletal disorders (new or long standing) in 2020/21.
Surprisingly, the most common sites for musculoskeletal injuries are the upper limbs and neck.
Do you know how to move and transport things safely?
We have developed a 2.5-3 hour course that suits the needs of most organisations.
- A PowerPoint presentation
- A theory test to check understanding
- Practical training of a kinetic lift
- Practical skills test
This training can be conducted on your premises or in our Wellingborough training centre.
Before we undertake training it may be advisable for us to visit the site and observe the types of manual handling that are taking place in order that our training is as relevant to your workplace as possible.
Other courses can be developed specifically to meet your individual requirements.
All manual handling training is performed by either City & Guilds Manual Handling Instructor or ITSSAR Instructor.
Our standard rate is £235 per course for up to 10 candidates.
If two courses are booked for the same day the fee is reduced to £375.
Individual rate (our centre only) is £115.
Open Course Dates:
Available throughout the year
There is a supplementary charge of 45p per mile which will be made for all training conducted at a distance of more than 30 miles from our centre.
All fees are subject to VAT.