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Manual Handling Principles and Practice

  • Duration: one-day programme
  • Assessment: Multiple choice 
and practical assessment
  • Prerequisite: None
Who needs this training and why is it important?

Manual Handling Principles and Practice training will benefit all employees who have to carry out any manual handling activities at work, including industrial and office workers and many settings in between. Under the Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992, employers are required to take appropriate steps to reduce the risk of injury to employees – this includes suitable training. This qualification combines both the theoretical and hands-on elements of the subject and teaches learners techniques to lift, carry, push and pull objects safely within their individual capabilities.


Learning outcomes
  • Identify and understand the risks associated with manual handling
  • Learn the value of risk assessment and how to apply it
  • Make recommendations to manage risks
  • Apply the principles of safer handling to a range of everyday manual handling tasks.

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