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Start Date 
End Date 
Part Time
Target audience 

This course is aimed at individuals who may undertake manual handling operations and is suitable for all employees including staff and managers.

Entry requirements 

CSCS Health & Safety test passed no more than 2 years prior to the course start date.

Course content 

  • Definition of manual handling, main cause of manual handling injuries and the reasons for manual handling training
  • Function and shape of the human spine
  • Function of intervertebral discs
  • The effects of static loading and the risks involved in team lifting
  • Understanding of formal and dynamic risk assessment
  • Identify and maintain PPE appropriate for manual handling
  • Conduct necessary safety checks at the work area
  • Describe and demonstrate safe handling techniques
Teaching & Learning 

Classroom-based learning

Assessment criteria 

End of course knowledge test

Other information 

Upon successful completion of the course, each successful delegate will receive a certificate of attendance.


Whatever course you choose, you'll get the highest level of training from specialist tutors, benefiting from their knowledge and experience of working not just in education but also in industry.

Application & Enrolment

You are able to apply online for all courses, however to complete your course enrolment fully, you will need to have an interview and then be accepted onto a course. The only courses available to enrol online are Full Cost courses, if you wish to enrol on any other course please call into Student Services or call 01429 295000.

Full Cost course fees are inclusive of VAT.

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