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Manual Handling Training

Venues at Bolton, Liverpool, Birkenhead & Deeside

Who should attend?

This accredited qualification is an introduction to moving and handling activities for those starting work, returning to work or who need specific training in manual handling, as well as being a suitable qualification for refresher training.

Learners gaining this qualification will understand that moving and handling must be carried out correctly and will recognise its importance in ensuring a safer working environment. Subjects covered include the reasons for safe manual handling, manual handling risk assessments principles, types of equipment and testing requirements associated with manual handling safety.

Course Content:

  • Understand the reasons for safe manual handling
  • Understand how manual handling risk assessments contribute to improving health and safety
  • Understand the principles, types of equipment and testing requirements associated with manual handling safety
  • Be able to apply safe manual handling principles

Training Methods

A high proportion of case studies and discussion, supplemented with classroom based tutorials.  Memorable and thought provoking facts and case studies help drive the points home over the whole course. Examples and recognisable scenarios, and summaries reinforce the key learning points.

Course Information:

Duration:  1 day

Cost:  Please ask for a quote (includes cost of publications, registration/certification and refreshments)


Part one:  Multiple choice question paper  Testing learners’ knowledge on the subject assessed by a 30-minute 15-question multiple-choice examination. Successful learners must achieve at least 10 out of 15 to pass this element of the qualification.

Part two:  A competency-based assessment is carried out by the nominated tutor.  Learners must practically demonstrate the application of the correct techniques as indicated within the learning content (opposite)

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