About the course

The act of moving goods by hand or through physical force is known as “manual handling”. It includes lifting, pushing, tugging, carrying, tossing, and moving loads. This is a standard procedure in many industries, including agriculture, construction, manufacturing, retail, transportation, and others.

More than a third of all workplace accidents, as well as work-related musculoskeletal diseases (MSDs) and repetitive strain injuries, are thought to be caused by manual handling. Failure to do so safely can have serious consequences for employers and expose workers to harm.

Employers and employees have a shared responsibility to implement practical health and safety measures when undertaking manual handling.

Course Outlines

Course Content

  • Legal obligations for employer and employee.
  • Manual handling hazards and risks including types of associated injuries.
  • Planning work to reduce manual handling needs. This includes assessment of the environment, task and physical attributes of person conducting manual handling.
  • How to conduct safe manual handling including physical techniques and use of mechanical aids.
  • Practical exercises, if required.

Course Details


4 Hours


Certificate of attendance will be issued upon completion of the training


Upon request

Manual Handling


Manual handling accidents can have severe effects on both the employer and the affected employees. The right physical handling techniques are essential. This four-hour training will cover the legal responsibilities of the employer and the employee, risks and hazards, environmental assessment, safe manual handling in the workplace, and, if necessary, practical exercises.

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