Course 3: Manual Handling with Safety Awareness


It is the employer’s duty to provide basic manual handling training sufficient for their employees under the regulations. However incidents are dramatically reduced when Manual Handling is put in context wit Safety awareness.

Course Content

Safety in the Workplace

  • Legislation

Anatomy and Injuries

  • Structure & function of the spine
  • Causes and type of back pain
  • How to avoid backache

Principles of Lifting

  • Methods of lifting, putting down, loading & unloading, pushing/pulling and reaching.
  • Dealing with different load types & alternative methods of moving loads.

Safe Packaging of Loads

Risk Assessment

Basic Manual Handling Rules & Exercise before Commencing Work

Employers and Employees Obligations

(Multiple choice & practical exam at end)

Pre Training Requirements

  • Completed Registration Form
  • Manual Handling training completed

Max Participants

  • Fire Awareness - 16
  • Fire Extinguisher - 12
  • Fire Warden - 8


4 hours.


In House - valid for 2 years.