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Manual Handling at Work Course Outline

Module 1: Manual Handling and Safe Lifting

  • What is Manual Handling?
  • Basic Rules of Good Lifting
  • Techniques of Safe Lifting
  • Pushing or Pulling Loads

Module 2: Risks Involved in Manual Handling

  • Hazard and Risk
  • Risk Factors of Manual Handling
  • Risk Awareness at Work
  • Common Workplace Injuries
  • How Can Risks Be Reduced?

Module 3: Legal Requirements and Responsibilities

  • Health and Safety at Work Act
  • Manual Handling Operations Regulations
  • General Duties of Employers and Employees

Module 4: Assessment of Activities Involved in Manual Handling

  • Risk Assessments
  • Steps of a Risk Assessment
  • Manual Handling Risk Assessment
  • How to Complete a MAC Assessment?
  • ART Assessments
  • R.I.D.D.O.R
  • What Should Be Reported?
  • Types of Reportable Injury

Module 5: Mechanical Supports Used in Manual Handling

  • Mechanical Supports in Manual Handling
  • Types of Mechanical Supports
  • Choosing the Right Mechanical Supports
  • Mechanical Lifting Hazards
  • Mechanical Lifting

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Who should attend this Manual Handling at Work Training Course?

The Manual Handling at Work Course is designed for individuals who are involved in tasks that require the lifting, moving, pushing, or pulling of objects manually. A variety of professionals can benefit from this course, such as:

  • Warehouse and Logistics Workers
  • Construction Workers
  • Delivery Drivers
  • Factory and Manufacturing Workers
  • Agricultural Workers
  • Healthcare Workers
  • Janitors and Cleaners

Prerequisites of the Manual Handling at Work Training Course

There are no formal prerequisites for this Manual Handling at Work Course.

Manual Handling at Work Course Overview

The Manual Handling at Work course ensures that delegates are able to understand the fundamental risks and issues related to handling heavy objects. Manual Handling can involve lifting, pulling, loading, pushing, and carrying heavy loads and completing any of these actions incorrectly can increase the possibility of causing injuries.

By attending this one day course, candidates will have gained an understanding of the safety and precautionary procedures that should be used in order to avoid injury and other health-related effects. Legal requirements and responsibilities, mechanical supports, and risk calculation are also topics of interest that are taught to further boost the delegate’s understanding of the steps that should be taken to minimise risk.

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What’s included in this Manual Handling at Work Training Course?

  • World-Class Training Sessions from Experienced Instructors 
  • Manual Handling at Work Certificate  
  • Digital Delegate Pack

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Why choose us

Ways to take this course

Our easy to use Virtual platform allows you to sit the course from home with a live instructor. You will follow the same schedule as the classroom course, and will be able to interact with the trainer and other delegates.

Our fully interactive online training platform is compatible across all devices and can be accessed from anywhere, at any time. All our online courses come with a standard 90 days access that can be extended upon request. Our expert trainers are constantly on hand to help you with any questions which may arise.

This is our most popular style of learning. We run courses in 1200 locations, across 200 countries in one of our hand-picked training venues, providing the all important ‘human touch’ which may be missed in other learning styles.


Highly experienced trainers

All our trainers are highly qualified, have 10+ years of real-world experience and will provide you with an engaging learning experience.


State of the art training venues

We only use the highest standard of learning facilities to make sure your experience is as comfortable and distraction-free as possible


Small class sizes

We limit our class sizes to promote better discussion and ensuring everyone has a personalized experience


Great value for money

Get more bang for your buck! If you find your chosen course cheaper elsewhere, we’ll match it!

This is the same great training as our classroom learning but carried out at your own business premises. This is the perfect option for larger scale training requirements and means less time away from the office.


Tailored learning experience

Our courses can be adapted to meet your individual project or business requirements regardless of scope.


Maximise your training budget

Cut unnecessary costs and focus your entire budget on what really matters, the training.


Team building opportunity

This gives your team a great opportunity to come together, bond, and discuss, which you may not get in a standard classroom setting.


Monitor employees progress

Keep track of your employees’ progression and performance in your own workspace.

What our customers are saying

Manual Handling at Work FAQs


Manual Handling is the process of moving, lifting, carrying, pushing, or pulling a heavy load using bodily force - if completed with the incorrect technique or consideration, manual handling tasks can result in substantial injuries.
Lifting heavy objects on your own can cause serious injury. Before lifting heavy objects, make sure to follow these steps: Reduce the amount of twisting, stooping and reaching, Avoid lifting from floor level, Avoid shoulder height, Keep your back straight, Consider how you can minimise carrying distances.
All of our trainers have many years of experience and are there to support you through the course.
Yes, this Manual Handling training will help them to understand how to work safely, how to lift heavy objects and avoid injuries, which will be beneficial for both employees and the organisation.
The techniques depend upon the object size shape and weight. It is much easier to lift the square shape object rather than a circle one.
This course is aimed at those who have a responsibility to their staff to ensure that health and safety measures are met. For example, Managers, Supervisors, and Safety Advisors. However, this course is open to any individual who would like to attend.
The price for Manual Handling at Work certification in Belgium starts from €995
The Knowledge Academy is the Leading global training provider for Manual Handling at Work.

Why choose us


Best price in the industry

You won't find better value in the marketplace. If you do find a lower price, we will beat it.


Many delivery methods

Flexible delivery methods are available depending on your learning style.


High quality resources

Resources are included for a comprehensive learning experience.

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