Manual Handling Training Course

Manual handling, or to be accurate, incorrect manual handling, is one of the most common causes of injury at work.

To try and combat manual handling problems, the Manual Handling Operations Regulations were introduced. The Regulations lay out duties for both employees and employers.

They give a general requirement that employees must be trained to manually handle correctly including the use of any equipment their employer provides to handle loads safely.

Manual Handling Training Course

Stay safe with industry-leading training from the experts

Developing skills

This course outlines exactly what constitutes manual handling and covers the regulations and legislation that apply to manual handling tasks.

It then goes on to cover safe handling techniques and how to develop good habits in relation to manual handling. It finishes off by introducing some practical solutions and the use of mechanical aids.

Please note that this is an awareness course only, if your duties include manual handling you will also need further practical training, you can get in touch with us to arrange this.

Learning objectives


Define Manual Handling and state the correct technique and application of effective Manual Handling.


Understand the relevant legislation and comply with the regulations.


Recognise safe handling techniques and be able to develop good habits.


Evaluate every manual situation you encounter, recognising risks and when to use mechanical aids.


Understand the consequences on the body of incorrect handling and the dangers associated.


State the professionals most at risk from incorrect handling techniques.

Online training is flexible, efficient and cost effective meaning the candidate can progress through the modules at their own pace and in their own time, so they can fit the training in around their work and personal life.

Manual Handling Training Course

Demonstrable skills

There are a wide range of other health and safety courses available in the eLearning suite that are relevant to the same industries as these courses.

There are also business skills courses such as Leadership Skills and Developing Teamwork which could be of value to managers and team leaders that may also have responsibilities for buildings and facilities.

Nant Ltd

The Development Centre,
Wolverhampton Science Park,
Glaisher Drive,
West Midlands
WV10 9RT


01902 636355