In-House Manual Handling Training

We provide in-house manual handling training designed to support employees responsible for transporting heavy loads by hand.

Why Take a Manual Handling Course?

If you are unfortunate enough to suffer an injury at work, the chances are roughly one in four that it will be a back injury caused by trying to lift or carry a load which is too heavy or too awkward to move safely.

Manual handling includes the lifting, pushing, pulling and moving of objects by hand. It is responsible for a significant number of workplace injuries every year, many of which involve long term, chronic injuries which may go on to affect a person at work and home. According to Unison, one in three accidents at work are caused by manual handling.

  • The average time off work is 6 to 8 weeks
  • Highest incidence in 16 to 44 age group
  • 80% suffer a recurrence
  • 2.25 million annual visits to General Practitioners for treatment

Accidents caused by manual mishandling cannot be measured in purely financial terms. A damaged back means a damaged life, affecting work, recreation and family activities. At its worst, damage to the back or spinal column (which is the key to all body movement) can cause extreme pain or incapacity. Back injuries are often slow to heal, and once the damage has been done, injuries often recur. Each year, 300,000 people in the UK suffer from back pain due to a manual handling accident, but with the correct Manual Handling training, you can help prevent these types of injuries occurring at your workplace.

The Manual Handling Lifting Regulations 1992 require employers to avoid hazardous manual handling. Where this is not practicable, then the risk must be assessed and action taken to reduce the risk. We offer training to help you meet the legal requirements and prevent manual handling related injuries and ill health.

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Manual Handling Training at Cambridge Safety

The probability of sustaining injuries in some industries is notably higher than in others. We recommend this course for any professionals, but particularly those in construction and heavy industry who have to regularly perform manual handling tasks as part of their job.
This practical half-day session covers the identification of Manual Handling associated hazards, the anatomical system, common injuries and their prevention, along with good lifting techniques and the use of handling aids.

We also offer a one-day manual handling risk assessment course. Speak to our team to find out more.

The course will give you and your team the tools you need to safely lift and handle heavier, bulkier items.

All our sessions contain a tutor presentation via laptop and projector on what manual handling involves, how injuries occur and how to avoid these injuries through safe handling techniques. All our training is designed to be engaging with up to date practical examples of both good and bad manual handling practice. It’s all about empowering delegates to contribute to the safety of their work area and protect their bodies from preventable injury.

To check competency, delegates can also be given a short assessment to test their knowledge of the critical issues; the employer can use this as evidence not only of training but also understanding.

With Cambridge Safety, you have a range of study options: including In-house at your premises or at Cambridge Safety's training centre in Peterborough.

Course Content

  • Identification of Manual Handling associated hazards
  • Study of the anatomical system
  • Common Manual Handling injuries and their prevention tactics
  • Healthy lifting techniques and how to use handling aids

Why Choose Cambridge Safety?

  • Experienced trainers - With 22 years’ experience in teaching essential health and safety courses, all of our trainers have been trained with Cambridge Safety, and have plenty of experience and expertise to impart to their trainees.
  • Inclusive training - We offer an inclusive training program, ensuring that trainees with learning difficulties, such as dyslexia and dyspraxia, are fully supported and complete their training with confidence.
  • Engaging Courses - We don’t just whizz through the training, we tailor all our training content to ensure it’s both informative and engaging.

Manual Handling Risk Assessment

This one-day session focuses on the core competencies of those who are required to carry out manual handling assessments. The starts with an introduction to the human body, muscles, tendons and ligaments and then explores the causes of MH related injuries. The legal requirements are reviewed as part of a manual handling course. The scope and detail required completing suitable and sufficient risk assessments along with making recommendations on the necessary control measures to reduce the risks adequately.
This two-day session covers the techniques of presentational and communication skills along with the detail of safe manual handling techniques and their respective legal requirements. Delegates will be given both the knowledge they need to run a manual handling session along with the development of their presentational skills to ensure sessions can be run back in their workplace.

Frequently Asked Questions

Take a look at our FAQs below. Still can't find the answer to your question? Visit our FAQ page or get in touch with us today.

The Manual Handling Training is designed to be completed over half a day.

To book onto a course, please contact us with details of your Manual Handling training requirements, number of delegates and location for our availability and quotation.

There is the option to include a test which can give employers peace of mind that their employees have understood their training and retained the essential information.

Need help? Call us direct on 01733 865 695

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