Manual Handling

  • The aim of this course is to reduce manual handling injuries at work and will provide those attending with a comprehensive understanding of how to move objects safely, so that the risk of injury or strain is reduced.

    Course ID:  MH1
    Ratio: 8 students to 1 instructor
    Duration: 0.5 days


  • Manual handling with fall protection equipment


    None, although delegates should be fit to take part in manual handling exercises.
    NOTE: this course can be adapted to meet the needs of the individual or the task.

    Who Should Attend

    The course is aimed at all employees where there is a risk of injury from manual handling tasks.

    Course Objectives & Content

    • Relevant Health and Safety legislation
    • Manual handling definition, scale of the problem and reasons for safe manual handling
    • How manual handling risk assessments contribute to health and safety
    • Practical safe manual handling techniques
    • An understanding of safe practices when using, lifting and moving equipment


    All successful students will receive a certificate which is valid for 3 years, after which a refresher training will be necessary. 3M will notify you when your certificate is due for renewal.


    • Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
    • Manual Handling Operations Regs.1992
    • Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regs. 1995 (as amended 2013) (RIDDOR)
    • Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regs. 1998 (as amended 2002) (PUWER)
    • Lifting Operation Lifting Equipment Regs. 1998 (LOLER)
    • Management of Health and Safety at Work Regs. 1999


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