Health and Safety Courses

Manual Handling Training Course

Manual Handling Training teaches you how to improve your manual handling technique, conduct a personal risk assessment, and understand the risks linked with manual handling. The skills that you gain will help to reduce the likelihood of workplace injuries such as musculoskeletal problems or from dropping heavy objects.

We can arrange the course in-house for a group of your employees. If you have a large team that need to be made aware of harness safety, this format is the perfect option.

To find out more fill out the enquiry form on the right.

  • Qualify in just three hours.
  • Reduce the risk of injury and absence in your organisation.
  • Work safely and understand legal requirements.
  • We can deliver this course in-house.
  • You can take course via elearning
  • Valid for three years.
Manual Handling Training Course

Manual Handling course content

We deliver the course in a classroom and split the content into the following five sections:

Introduction and Legislation.

What is manual handling? How you can cause injuries. The positive outcome of controlling risks, legislation, employer and employee duties and also HSE guidance.

Risk Assessments.

What is a risk assessment? Assessing the task, load, and environmental hazards. Evaluating who you may harm. Assessing risks, recording findings and also reviewing and updating.

Reducing and Controlling the Risks.

Organising a manual lifting operation. Hierarchy of control measures, individual capacity and avoiding manual handling. How mechanical aids, changing the task, load and environment, personal protective equipment and reducing the risks from team handling can help in a situation.


How to lift from low levels, carrying, lowering from a height. Pushing, pulling and team handling.

Identifying the Risks.

Types of injury and the mechanics of movement and factors that increase the risk of harm.

When complete, you will be able to execute handling techniques cautiously and efficiently. You will also be able to analyse a load and lift it correctly. You will learn the impact of manual handling injuries on a business and regulations and legislation surrounding it.


The tutor will assess you by a multiple-choice examination at the end of the training.

How long is the Manual Handling course?

We deliver the course over three hours.

The short duration allows you to gain the knowledge you need quickly and only cover the necessary content.

Why should I take this course?

Anyone who conducts manual handling in their occupation should attend this course. In addition, the course is helpful for individuals who wish to reduce their risk when handling.

No matter what industry or role you work in, you will have to do manual handling at some point in your work. This course will protect both the employee and the employer.

As an employee, you shouldn’t consider manual handling without the proper training. Unfortunately, manual handling injuries make up more than a third of injuries, many that can have long term effects.

As an employer, you should not be asking your workers to conduct manual handling without training. In addition, manual handling issues can create repercussions relating to employee absence, health and safety and legal issues.

Manual Handling entry requirements

There are no formal requirements for this course.

We also ask that you have a good level of speaking and understanding English. 

To leave the course and work safely, you must understand all the content delivered to you or put yourself and others at risk.

Is this course accredited?

Yes, 3B Training accredit this course.

We work hard on reviewing and developing our course content so that the content is as up to date and helpful as possible.

Where can I take this course?

This courses is available in house, for delivery at your location, or as an elearning course.

In-house Courses

We can arrange for the Manual Handling course as an in-house course specifically for your company. In-company training is a popular option for larger clients. We can deliver it at a site of your choice, and delegates can interact and discuss company-specific examples during the training. Fill in our in-house enquiry form on this page.

Further development

Upon completing the training, you will receive a certificate that will take around 6-8 weeks for us to issue. Your certification will be valid for three years before you must complete the course again to requalify.

This course is also available as an eLearning course; find out more about Manual Handling eLearning here.


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