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Manual Handling Awareness


What is it?

Manual Handling Operations regulations in the UK require employers to ensure that their personnel are given adequate information and training on manual handling at work. Employers can decide how this training is provided.


Who is it for?

All staff



3 Hours?


What do I learn?

  • Definition of manual handling

  • The manual handling problem

  • Manual handling law

  • Avoiding manual handling

  • Reducing risks from manual handling

  • Manual handling risk factors (including task, individual, load and environment)

  • Structure, function and anatomy of the spine

  • Common manual handling injuries

  • Advice for sufferers of back pain

  • Safe lifting technique

  • Safe pushing/pulling technique

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