Technical Skills / Safety, Health and Environment

Manual Handling - Train the Trainer


Avoid the strain; reducing musculoskeletal disorders through training good handling techniques

Course overview

This course is designed to develop trainers who will be responsible for training others in manual handling techniques, either as a group or on a one-to-one basis, in best practice to reduce the potential for injury.

  • What constitutes manual handling
  • How the human body works in relation to manual handling
  • Types of injuries and accident rates
  • Assessing the situation
  • An overview of The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and the Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992
  • Applying regulations and best practice
  • Manual handling risk assessment
  • Planning training delivery
  • Training aids, communication and questioning
  • Techniques to deliver confidently and with impact
  • Preparing to instruct
  • Assessment - Micro training sessions*
  • Evaluating and assessing

Course benefits

This course gives internal training capability for staff, reducing the cost of outsourcing training whilst staying legally compliant. Also offers the ability to promote application of controls to reduce hazards and risks which will aid in the reduction of costly injuries and absence caused through poor manual handling.

Course dates and fees

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