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Manual Handling

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Duration: Half Day

Intended for:

Anyone involved in lifting, pulling or pushing of any kind in the workplace would benefit from the training provided by these materials.

These training course materials will help develop the manual handling skills and awareness of manual handling for participants and ensure you deliver a successful manual handling skills training course.

Training course contents:

Lifting and handling is something we do every day, most of the time we don’t actually think about the risks and the damage that we could bring to ourselves.

Damage, injury and pain due to poor manual handling techniques is only a lift away – even in the safety of your own home you are at risk.

It is estimated that 1.1 million people in Britain suffer from musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) caused or made worse by their current or past work. Often the MSDs are as a result of manual handling incidents. An estimated 12.3 million working days were lost in one year as a result of such incidents, with each sufferer taking an average of 20 days off.

Nearly all jobs involve some form of manual handling and the use of poor techniques to move material is the most common cause of injury at work.

These manual handling skills training course materials will provide your participants with an insight into the importance of taking care of their body and in particular their back and neck when lifting, pushing or pulling objects.

They will also be provided with an understanding of the regulations surrounding manual handling as well as clear techniques and guidance for correct manual handling techniques.

The main content of the training course materials…

Types of accidents – An overview and statistics of the typical types of accidents that occur in the workplace, highlighting that accidents involving manual handling are by far the most common form of incident.

Definition of manual handling – A clear explanation and review of what manual handling means according to the Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992.

Understanding your anatomy – Explanation of the function and role of the spine. How injuries can occur and the best working positions for the spine including a description of the spine as a lever.

The Main Causes of Back Pain – Establishing what causes back pain typically in order to be more aware of the issue.

Manual Handling Regulations – An overview of the regulations surrounding manual handling, including the employee and employer’s duties.

Assessment and lifting – Guidelines and demonstration on how to assess and manage a safe load. Using the LITE technique to demonstrate this, which is Load, Individual, Task, Environment.

The Six Point Lift – Following this lifting technique to ensure a lift can be performed as a smooth process placing the minimum of effort, stress and tension on the body and helping to reduce the likelihood of a cumulative injury.

Practical lifting examples – A practical exercise to carry out several different lifting techniques and ensure the participants understand and can carry out safe lifts.

Please note: The legal explanations and accident statistics in this course are based on United Kingdom examples. However, the slides can easily be adapted to include other countries data.

We also provide two HSE guides in .pdf format, which cover Manual Handling and Lifting.


By the end of the health and safety training workshop your participants will:

  • Be aware of the dangers they face in the working environment
  • Be able to explain the make up of and dangers to the spine
  • Know how to assess and approach a lift
  • Know four different lifting techniques
  • Have practised four lifting techniques in a safe environment

Please note: Trainer Bubble Ltd. accept no responsibility for injuries caused as a result of this course. Please follow the advice carefully and ensure that delegates are supervised at all times.

Manual Handling

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