Manual Handling Course

Did you know that incorrect manual handling is one of the most common causes of injury at work? MaxSafe’s Manual Handling course is designed to cover the basic principles of manual handling and is ideal for all employees as it provides candidates with an awareness of safe manual handling practices and the risks of unsafe manual handling. With subjects covered in just half a day, this course is an ideal way to reduce the risk of workplace manual handling injuries, whilst minimising disruption to your organisation’s day to day activities!

This course is delivered over a ½ day through a combination of classroom teaching, practical exercises, discussion and PowerPoint presentation.

Who is this for?

This course is intended for anyone who needs to know essential information about manual handling in order to carry out work activities safely. Delegates will receive a certificate of attendance.  We recommend this course is refreshed at least every 3 years.

Course Content

  • Introduction to Manual Handling
  • Manual Handling and the Law
  • The Musculoskeletal System
  • Mechanics of Movement
  • Types of Manual Handling Injuries
  • Risk Assessment
  • Control Measures for Reducing the Risk of Harm
  • Principles of Safer Handling
  • Manual Handling Equipment


½ day (This course can be delivered as a morning session (09:00-12:00) or an afternoon session (13:00 – 16:00).


Delegates who successfully complete this course will receive an in-house MaxSafe certificate. There is no formal assessment for this course.

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