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Manual Handling Training Course

The 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.

Why Take the Manual Handling Training 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.

What Does the Manual Handling Training Course Involve?

The manual handling training course covers the following topics (for the full list of topics covered in this training, keep reading):

  • Introduction and Legislation
  • Risk Assessments
  • Reducing and Controlling the Risks

HOW IS THE Manual Handling Training Course COURSE DELIVERED?

This course can be delivered in the following ways:

3B Training can deliver courses for a group of your employees in-house at your site or venue of your choice.

We can arrange for the Manual Handling course to be delivered as an in-house course specifically for your delegates. We can deliver it at a site of your choice, and delegates can interact and discuss company-specific examples during the training.

Get in touch with us if you are interested, and one of our friendly team members will assist you.

3B Training offer a variety of eLearning courses.

This course is also available to complete online via eLearning.

The eLearning course is an ideal alternative for those who don’t have time to attend a set course date and prefer to complete the course independently.

This delivery format is also a good option for anyone who finds learning difficult in the classroom.

For more information, visit our Manual Handling eLearning course page.

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£25 + VAT

BENEFITS OF THIS Manual Handling Training COURSE:

  • 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 Course Content

This course is delivered in a classroom and split into five sections. The trainer will cover the following subjects on the course:

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

Good instructor - very friendly and realistic about practical ways to be safe
David Clegg


  • How long is the Manual Handling course?
    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.

  • What are the entry requirements for this Manual Handling course?

    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 Manual Handling 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.


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