Course 2: Manual Handling


It is the employer’s duty to provide basic manual handling training sufficient for their employees under the regulations. Because over 25% of all reported accidents in the workplace are due to bad manual handling the course focuses on minimising incidents by developing good basic manual handling techniques and habits.

Course Content

  • Employers and employees obligations
  • Structure & function of the spine
  • Type of back pain
  • Causes of back pain
  • How to avoid backache
  • 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
  • Basic manual handling rules & exercise before commencing work

(Multiple choice & practical exam at end)

Pre Training Requirements

Completed Registration Form

Max Participants



3 hours.


In House - valid for 2 years.