Manual Handling Training

What is it?

The manual handling of loads and materials that if not performed correctly increases the risk of serious injury. It involves the human body lifting, pushing, pulling, lowering, emptying and carrying.

The serious bit

Poor manual handling, across all types of working environments is the cause of over a third of workplace injuries which, as well as others can lead to disorders such as repetitive strain injury and musculoskeletal disorders (MDS’s).

The legal bit

All work that involves lifting, lowering, pushing, pulling or carrying is regulated by the Manual Handling Operations Regulations (1992) and  requires you to take into account;

  • Individual capability
  • The nature of the load
  • Environmental conditions
  • Training
  • Work organisation

The courses

Training options range from generic Manual Handling Awareness to more bespoke courses for activity that is higher risk or specialised.  Speak to a Training First adviser today to learn more about the choice of standard and tailor-made options we provide.

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UK Wide Health & Safety Training Service

We provide our Training Services to the whole of the UK including:

Aberdeen Bradford Derby Halifax Liverpool Oxford Slough Telford
Ayr Brighton Doncaster Hamilton Livingston Paisley Solihull Wakefield
Airdrie Bristol Dundee Hartlepool London Perth Southampton Warrington
Barnsley Cambridge Dunfermline Hastings Luton Peterborough Southend-on-Sea Watford
Basildon Cardiff East Kilbride Hemel Hempstead Maidstone Plymouth Southport Weston-super-Mare
Basingstoke Chelmsford Eastbourne High Wycombe Manchester Poole St Albans Wigan
Bath Cheltenham Edinburgh Huddersfield Middlesbrough Portsmouth St Helens Woking
Bedford Chester Exeter Inverness Milton Keynes Preston Stevenage Wolverhampton
Belfast Chesterfield Gateshead Ipswich Newcastle upon Tyne Raleigh Stirling Worcester
Birkenhead Coatbridge Gillingham Kilmarnock Newport Reading Stockport Worthing
Birmingham Colchester Glasgow Kingston upon Hull Northampton Rochdale Stoke-on-Trent York
Blackburn Coventry Glenrothes Kirkcaldy Norwich Rotherham Sunderland
Blackpool Crawley Gloucester Leeds Nottingham Sale Sutton Coldfield
Bolton Cumbernauld Greenock Leicester Nuneaton Salford Swansea
Bournemouth Darlington Grimsby Lincoln Oldham Sheffield Swindon