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Safe Manual Handling Basic

This ‘Safe Manual Handling Techniques’ course provides workers with the skills they need to decrease the risk of manual handling injuries, encouraging them to take responsibility for their own comfort and safety. This approach will help reduce sickness and absenteeism, lower healthcare costs, insurance premiums and compensation claims and improve the productivity of the workforce.


3 Hours


Courses can be provided in-house at your own workplace or on a public course at our training venues in Shrewsbury and Telford (see program).


Who Should Attend?
This course is suitable for anyone whose job involves manual handling including employees and the self-employed and any persons responsible for managing manual handling in the workplace.


Course Content
Subjects covered by the course include:

  • Introduction and background to manual handling 

  • Risks associated with manual handling 

  • Manual handling operations 

  • Lifting and handling injuries 

  • Safe systems of work 

  • Lifting in action

Delegates are deemed successful pending continuous assessment by the tutor.


Qualification & Resources
Delegates will receive a certificate of attendance and be supplied with Safe Manual Handling training notes.


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