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Manual Handling

Musculoskeletal injuries accounted for almost 1,500 out of every 100,000 reported work related injuries and instances of ill health in the last accounting period and although this figure is down from previous years, it could be significantly reduced if everyone who lifts, carries or pushes objects in the course of their daily work completed a manual handling course. Safe Life offers this one day course to raise awareness of the dangers of handling heavy weights inappropriately and award an in-house certificate of successful completion to all attendees who are deemed to have gained sufficient knowledge from the training.

Upcoming Course Dates

 Dates  Location  Price    
29th June 2017 Bolton, BL3 2NZ £75.00 Contact Us Book a Place
5th July 2017 Sheffield, S3 9PP £75.00 Contact Us Book a Place
21st September 2017 Bolton, BL3 2NZ £75.00 Contact Us Book a Place

 *All the above prices include lunch, refreshments, all certification & registration fees but exclude VAT.

Course Content

This course will cover the following areas:

  • Legislation laid down in the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974
  • Details of the Manual Handling Regulations 1992
  • Accident Statistics from the HSE (Health and Safety Executive)
  • Causes and Types of Injury
  • Main principles of Correct Manual Handling Techniques
  • Anatomy of Spine to show how accidents can happen and their consequences
  • Body Mechanics and how to use proper muscle groups to avoid injury
  • Practical Application of lifting, lowering, pushing, pulling and carrying methods
  • Risk assessment 

Training Method

This is a very ‘hands on’ one day course with a lot of practical experience. Everyone’s experience at work is different, but this course aims to give all attendees the tools with which they can assess a job and decide what if any safe manual handling methods can be used to complete the task. Risk assessment is essential to back and musculoskeletal safety at work and this course means that everyone can be sure they are not overtaxing their body.


Half Day


A Safe Life certificate will be awarded on successful completion of this course.

Further Course Notes

Our Manual Handling course meets the criteria for CITB grants.

We will give full support for the application of this grant.

Free parking is available on site.

On full day courses we provide a buffet lunch with refreshments.