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Manual Handling Training Course

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Course Description

Our ISA can provide your staff with Manual Handling Training Courses to ensure that your company is not one of the many affected by manual handling risks and injuries.

It is estimated that 86000 people are absent daily, 26,500,000 working days are lost annually, £1,000,000,000 is lost in production, sickness benefit and medical costs due to manual handling injuries each year.

The Manual Handling Operations Regulations (MHOR) 1992 define manual handling as: "any transporting or supporting of a load (including the lifting, putting down, pushing, pulling, carrying or moving thereof) by hand or bodily force.""

This course will help you to reduce the risk of manual handling injuries.

Who is this for?

Most businesses require employees to physically handle loads during some tasks.

If your staff need to move boxes or carry loads, this course will show them how to handle these loads safely

Course Content:

The Manual Handling Training course covers the following key topics:

  1. Acute Spinal Damage: Understand how incorrect manual handling can lead to spinal damage.
  2. Back Injuries: Learn how pushing, pulling, lifting, lowering, and handling tasks can cause back injuries.
  3. Injury Prevention: Discover techniques to avoid injuries during manual handling tasks.

Course Benefits:

By completing the Manual Handling Training course, participants will gain the following benefits for their business:

  1. Legal Compliance: Ensure compliance with health and safety regulations.
  2. Injury Reduction: Minimise workplace injuries through proper manual handling techniques.
  3. Safer and Productive Environment: Create a safer and more productive business environment.

Test and Certification:

At the end of the course you will be given a test of 20 multiple choice questions. The required pass rate is 85%.

You will be able to download and print (if required) a digital certificate on completion of the course.

Main course certificates last 3 years. (Refresher courses are available and recommended every 12 months).


All our courses have been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.

Course Duration:

Main Course: Approximately 50 minutes (excluding time taken for the final exams).

ISA Support

Members of:

Fire Protection Association
Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce
Staffordshire Buisness & Environment Network
CHSG (Construction Health & Safety Group)

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