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Safe Manual Handling

Employers must protect employees from the risk of injury from hazardous manual handling in the workplace. Manual handling is defined as transporting or supporting a load by hand or bodily force, including lifting, putting down, pushing, pulling, carrying or moving loads; where a load can be an object, person or animal.

According to the UK Health and Safety Executive (HSE), “in 2018/19, work related muscular skeletal disorders (WRMSDs) accounted for 37% of the prevalence of all work-related ill-health. WRMSDs working days lost (which place burdens on employers) account for 29% of all working days lost due to work-related illness in 2018/19. The industries and occupations that have demonstrated the highest rates of musculoskeletal disorders have also remained similar.”

Although manual handling training is not mandatory for all employees, the law sets out how employers must deal with the risks associated with manual handling. This is achieved through avoiding hazardous manual handling, and assessing and reducing the risk of injury from hazardous manual handling.

This training course introduces attendees to the hazards and risks involved in manual handling and outlines what to expect from a manual handling assessment. It will enable employees to develop safer manual handling techniques in the workplace.

Who is the course for?

Designed for everyone tasked with lifting at work – employers, employees, self-employed.

Course Content

  • The process of manual handling in the workplace
  • Manual handling injuries and the activities which cause them
  • Manual handling assessment and control options
  • Responsibilities imposed by the Manual Handling Operations Regulations


1/2 day (4 hours) – classroom based theory

Assessment & Certification

There is no assessment, test or exam for this course.

A Newlands Training Attendance Certificate will be issued at the end of this course as proof of attendance.


1/2 day – £350 + VAT for up to 10 people

Cancellation Policy

Newlands Training Ltd have the following cancellation policy:

  • 7 working days notice, full fee refund, less administration charge of £25.00
  • 3-7 working days notice, 50% fee refund
  • 1-3 working days notice, 25% fee refund
  • Less than 1 days notice, no refund

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