Manual Handling Instructor

Manual Handling Instructor

course details

  • Duration: 3 days
  • Locations: At your premises

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This course has been designed to equip key staff with the skills, knowledge and ability to:

  • Lift and move loads correctly
  • Train others in correct manual handling techniques
  • Identify immediate and cumulative effects of strain and sprain injuries
  • Show how it is possible to keep body stresses to a minimum in a number of handling activities
  • Adopt a positive attitude towards safe systems of work Regulations
  • Recommend improvements to handling practices
  • Conduct manual handling assessments
  • Present effective lifting and handling training to other staff

Day 1 Causes of manual handling injuries

  • Musculoskeletal Effects of Manual Handling
  • Principles of risk assessment
  • An overview of the relevant Health and Safety Legislation
  • Legal requirements
  • The financial and personal cost of these injuries
  • The extent and types of manual handling injuries
  • Manual Handling Statistics
  • Introductions and course objectives

Day 2 Kinetic lifting and handling training

  • Base movement
  • Awkward loads
  • Awkward places
  • Pushing and pulling
  • Team lifting
  • Mechanical aids

Day 3 Assessment

  • Review and revision of day 2
  • Written Examination – 1 hour
  • Assessed practical training presentations (15 minutes each)
  • Each session reviewed by peers and trainer.
  • Review and revision of day 2
  • Written Examination – 1 hour
  • Assessed practical training presentations (15 minutes each)
  • Each session reviewed by peers and trainer
  • Delegates who successfully complete the course in full will receive a Pivotal Scotland certificate of training

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Course Description

Manual Handing InstructorThis instructive qualification is a practical and interactive manual handling trainer training course. It will provide the technical knowledge, training skills and course material to design, develop and deliver effective manual handling training.

Why you should attend this course

Manual Handling injuries account for over 30% of all injuries occurring in the workplace. Manual handling accidents at work have become so frequent that they now rate second only to the common cold for absenteeism from work. Effective training for everyone involved with manual handling activities will significantly reduce risk and costs of manual handling injuries.

Who should attend?

Company trainers and key workers who may be called upon to train others in manual handling techniques.

Course Reviews

Brilliant course, Anna-Lisa was very engaging, good real life examples.  Great venue, great food and great service from all office staff too!


Superior teacher! Fantastic delivery, excellent teaching style and consistently tailored his teaching methods to discussion and debates held on the course.   Would highly recommend.


Great course.  Trainer was inspirational, I really appreciated the leadership techniques he talked about – thanks! Great venue, very friendly, caring and professional staff.


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