Manual Handling Training

Manual Handling Training Course

Our CPD accredited Manual Handling Training Course will equip you with the knowledge and skills you need to protect your employees from the risk of injury through manual handling tasks in the workplace.

Duration: Full Day
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Course Overview - Why Take This Course?

Manual handling applies to a range of activities including lifting, pushing, pulling or carrying. The load may be either animate, such as a person or animal, or inanimate, such as a box or trolley. Incorrect manual handling is one of the most common causes of injury at work.

This training course has been designed for those whose work involves the lifting and moving of equipment at work. This course will help employers, managers, safety representatives, and employees to control and reduce the risk of injury from manual handling. 

Your employees will receive manual handling training to the highest standard in compliance with the Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992. By the end of the course, delegates will have learned the safe manual handling procedures necessary to perform their work task safely without the risk of injury.

The Manual Handling Training Course is a mix of theory and practical assessment with full participation from course delegates.

Course Aims & Objectives

Course Content

  • Course introduction – what is manual handling?
  • Legislation – Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992
  • Manual handling tasks within your workplace
  • Hazard and risk analysis of your working practice
  • Collective and individual controls
  • Moving and handling assessments
  • 5 steps to manual handling
  • Principles of safe moving and handling
  • Manual handling risk assessment
  • 5 steps to carrying out a risk assessment
  • Manual handling and upper limb disorders in the workplace
  • Unsafe systems of work – latest HSE news
  • Equipment demonstrations and practical assessment of course delegates
  • Evaluation of your working practice when performing a manual handling task


This course is accredited through CPD (Continuous Professional Development) under the banner of Apple Group Training. Candidates successfully completing this training course will receive a certificate that may be used as evidence of Continuous Professional Development (CPD) within your industry.

Course Location

Apple Group Training locations are based in Leeds, Sheffield, and Birmingham. This training course can also be held at one of our 300 partner training centres in the UK.

If you cannot travel to one of our training centre locations then we can come to your premises to provide training on-site as long as your workplace is suitable.

If you would like to book our Manual Handling Training Course onsite or at one of our training locations in the UK, please contact us for more information and your free quotation.

Meet The Expert

Richard Appleyard is a health and safety consultant with more than 19 years of experience training companies and organisations across a wide range of industries. He delivers easy-to-understand, engaging, and comprehensive training at the highest level.

Why Choose Apple Group TRAINING?

Accredited Courses
Our training courses are certified to the highest standard. All of our training courses have been developed by highly qualified health and safety professionals in accordance with HSE standards and guidance.

Experienced Trainers
We have over 20 years of experience providing training and consultancy to a wide range of industries across the UK including construction, manufacturing and education.

Tailored to You
Our courses can be tailored to your unique training requirements, whatever the request.

Train At Any Location
Whether at one of our training centres or on-site at your own premises, you choose the training location that’s best for you.

Our 5* Reviews

Abrasive assessments, confirmation of my current skills and knowledge and understanding my responsibilities.

Bradley Tooke

Brilliant course as I had no current knowledge on the use of the equipment, although I am aware of my competency level and that I must not use abrasives in the workplace without supervision.

Richard Clarke

As a complete novice, plenty was learned on the day

John Harris

Very good course, learned a lot on the safe use and operating procedure.

Philip Garner

The course was very Informative, Richard Appleyard gave a full explanation on types of abrasives for different materials.

Gareth Oatridge

Contact Us

For more information about the course content or to book our Manual Handling Training Course, get in touch today on 0113 257 3222,, or fill in the enquiry form. For a more detailed quote on costs, group bookings, individual open courses, or Train the Trainer courses, please contact us and we aim to beat any equivalent quote.

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