Manual Handling (In-house)


Duration: Half a day


Course content:


The purpose of this course  is to provide the candidate with the knowledge and skills to improve their manual handling technique, how to conduct a personal risk assessment, and how to understand the risks linked with manual handling.

  • Manual handling Operations Regulations 1992

  • Anatomy and physiology of the back

  • Causes of Back pain

  • Ergonomics

  • Inanimate load handling

  • Mechanical aids

  • Fitness

  • Returning back to work

  • Moving and Handling Assessments

  • Manual handling legislation

  • Principles of Safer Moving and Handling

  • Good handling technique

  • Poor Handling technique

  • Unsafe systems of work

  • Practical Skills


The purpose of this course is to ensure that delegates will be able to carry out safe manual handling techniques. They will also be able to analyse a load and lift it correctly, have an understanding of lifting injuries and the impact of lifting injuries relating to occupational health and the legislation surrounding it.

For further information, advice and guidance please contact our CITB expert:


Paul Beharrell


Mob: 07590 241 444