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Standard Manual Handling Course

Manual Handling

Course Code: MHT

Course Duration: 4 Hours

Who Should Attend?

This programme is designed for any person(s) who have to train and/or assess those who are involved in manual handling in the workplace i.e. Employers, Managers, Supervisors or Operatives.


To provide delegates with a thorough understanding of how to minimize the risk of injury to themselves and others by increasing awareness of potential manual handling hazards in the workplace and their outcomes.


  • Health & Safety at work Act 1974.
  • Manual Handling Regulations.
  • Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations.
  • Accident statistics.
  • The functions of the spine and muscular system.
  • Typical injuries.
  • Hazard identification and assessment of:
    • The task.
    • The load.
  • The working environment.
  • Individual capabilities.
  • Correct handling techniques.
  • Practical exercises and tuition.


By the end of the course delegates will be able to:

  • Summarise the legislation and manual handling regulations that relate to lifting in the workplace.
  • Appreciate the financial impact on industry caused by injuries from poor manual handling.
  • Identify and assess potential hazards and chose appropriate methods of risk control which includes the selection of any lifting equipment that may be required.
  • Carry out manual handling techniques in a safe and efficient manner.

Training Methods

A high proportion of group participation including practical exercises in lifting techniques, supplemented with video and classroom based tutorials.

Contact Us

FTT (GB) Limited
Glen Farm,
EX14 2GY
Tel: 08454 303 388
Calls cost up to 4p per minute plus your phone company's access charge.
Tel: 01404 41294
Fax: 08715 603 388
Email: enquiries@FTTonline.com


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