Manual Handling Training.

Our Manual Handling training is for all levels of staff that undertake manual handling operations. Construction and building site workers will undertake more manual handling operations than most due to transporting loads by lifting, pushing, carrying, pulling or putting down.

The Importance of Manual Handling Training

  • Learning the correct lifting techniques
  • Minimise the risk level associated with lifting and manoeuvring heavy loads
  • Understanding the physiology and anatomy behind manual handling
  • Create a foundation of knowledge and understanding to improve the competence of manual handling amongst employers and employees
  • The methodology behind carrying out a manual handling risk assessment
  • Create practical manual handling scenarios to iterate the importance behind performing each task properly

The Importance Of Safe Manual Handling Techniques

When you move, carry, lift, push or pull something, you are manual handling. If you carry a book, a box, a tool or material, you are manual handling. Sometimes the item might be so light, you can move it without much effort. Other times, it might be more tricky, for example, due to its weight or size.

Manual handling is an everyday task in most workplaces, whether you are filing paperwork in the office, stacking shelves in a shop, or bricklaying on site. Goods and materials, tools and equipment, all have to be moved, lifted and carried throughout the day.

Over the last 10 years the importance of manual handling training has become clear. Across many industry verticals, manual handling is a considerable part of an employee’s day-to-day activity. The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) statistics have suggested that the lack of manual handling awareness in the working environment accounts for more than 30,000 reported injuries. This statistic suggests further that one in every 10 reported injuries within the workplace is due to poor manual handling. As most manual handling workplace injuries were reported as being over 3 day injuries, lost time to business accounts for 1.2 million work days.

Below is a list of qualifications we can deliver to support your business, select the course title for more details on each training course.

Training at your premises, when it suits you to fit in with your business needs.
If your staff can’t make it to a scheduled training course or you want to train a whole team across your national company we can solve your logistic nightmare, let us come to you.

A cost effective way of training your team in workplace compliance qualifications with no travel or accommodation expenses to worry about.

  • Our all-inclusive training price covers everything for up to 12 delegates
  • We can spread the course over a number of sessions to suit your needs
  • Plan your training with a time and date that fits your organisational needs
  • Training together can be a team building experience, giving you the time and opportunity to review policies and procedures relevant to your organisation
  • Training that complies with statutory legislation
  • Highly qualified instructors
  • Simply complete the quick enquiry form and let us make all the necessary arrangements for you.

Training Courses Delivered at our Training Centres Across the UK

Choose from one of our available on our events page to book online or contact us for group bookings.
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