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Manual Handling

Event/course Code HLTH 19/014
Event/course type Training course
Event Introduction This course gives candidates an overview of safe lifting techniques and an insight into the hazards and risks involved in manual handling. Delegates will learn how to dynamically risk assess a lifting activity to minimise the risk to themselves and others.

All employers have a legal duty under the Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 and the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 to ensure employees are suitably trained. Further information is available at

According to the Health & Safety Executive, “Manual handling accounts for over a third of all workplace injuries, and includes work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) such as pain and injuries to arms, legs and joints, and repetitive strain injuries of various sorts..”

Further information about Health & Safety Executive guidelines on Manual Handling is available at
Event Content From this half day training candidates will gain a basic insight into the risks involved in poor manual handling and learn safe manual handling techniques with tutors advising on risks and solutions. The course covers a basic understanding of the manual handling regulations, safe lifting techniques and the process to be followed when undertaking a manual handling assessment on a day to day basis.

During this course the following content will be covered:
• Manual Handling Regulations
• TILE Assessments and Dynamic Risk Assessments
• Manual Handling Injuries / Mechanisms of Injury
• Safe lifting Techniques
• Safe systems of work
• Manual Handling best Practice

There will be a continuous assessment by the trainer on this subject through question and answer and one to one discussions during exercises. RB Health and Safety Solutions Ltd began trading in 2003. We have extensive knowledge of the subject and this training is delivered by professional Health and Safety Consultants who have extensive experience in implementing and auditing Health and Safety systems in childcare and school settings which includes the unique Manual Handling Activities undertaken in this industry.

All trainers have experience and knowledge in this field of working, having worked in practical health and safety application and auditing, as well as investigating a number of manual handling incidents.
Event Learning Outcomes On completion of Manual Handling training, delegates will be able to:
• Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of health and safety responsibilities around manual handling.
• Undertake a dynamic manual handling risk assessment using the TILE approach.
• Correctly lift a load in a workplace environment using specific techniques.
• Explain the common injuries sustained through manual handling and how to develop a safe system of work for manual handling activities.
• State reasons why it is important to observe manual handling best practice in the workplace.
Trainers Charlotte Collyer
Expiry Date Saturday 11 June 2022
Course categories Health and Safety
Age Ranges
0 - 5 yrs No 5 - 7 yrs No 7 - 11 yrs No 11 - 19 yrs No 
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SessionSession DateSession TimeSession VenueMap
Session 1Tuesday 11 June 201910:00 - 13:00King Charles Centre Surbiton, Hollyfield Road, KT5 9AL