Do your staff have the knowledge to safely carry out manual handling tasks in your workplace;

Manual handling and musculoskeletal disorders cause over a third of all workplace injuries.  

Manual Handling Training

Helping you prevent manual handling related injuries by changing attitudes, behaviours and promoting risk awareness. 

Course Summary

  • Upon completion leaners will gain understanding of their legal obligations under the Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992  (MHOR 1992) and the control measures required to prevent manual handling and musculoskeletal related injuries and disorders.

Entry Requirements

  • Basic level of English 


Course duration

  • 1/2 day, 1 day courses available


  • 1/2 day no assessment completed

  • 1 day a 30 minute assessment is taken at the end of the day.

    • Assessment consists of 30 multiple choice questions.

    • Successful candidates will need to achieve 80% or more​


  • On successful completion of the course, participants will receive a digital Manual Handling certificate from OnSite-24/7 (laminated certificates and in-house certificates with your company logo displayed are available upon request)  


Course Outline

What is manual Handling 

  • Covering the legal definition

  • The workplace tasks involving manual handling 


Manual handling legislation 

  • Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992

  • Manual Handling assessment charts (MAC & RAPP tool)

  • Risk assessments

  • Guidelines and charts

Principles of safe moving and handling

  • Covering the 4 key areas of manual handling

    • Load

    • Individual

    • Task​

    • Environment

Techniques and posture

  • Ergonomics and Kinetics

  • The 8 steps to safe lifting

Manual handling aids

  • Pallet trucksSack barrows, 

  • Lifting straps

  • Scissor lifts

  • Patient lifts

Manual handling injuries

  • Musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) 

  • Sprains 

  • Strains or “pulled muscles” 

  • Prolapsed discs 

  • Hernia

  • Crushed limbs 

  • Cuts and abrasions

Marble Surface

Are you doing enough to protect your staff against manual handling

and musculoskeletal

related injuries and disorders?

Call us today 01723 586198

Marble Surface

Have you conducted your manual handling risk assessments?

OnSite-24/7 can help complete risk assessments, policy writing and training


Call us today 01723 586198

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