The Regulations apply to manual handling activities involving the transporting or supporting of loads, including lifting, lowering, pushing, pulling, carrying or moving loads.

The main aim of the Regulations is to prevent injury, not only to the back, but to any part of the body. They require employers to take into account the whole handling operation, including the external physical properties of loads which might either affect grip or cause direct injury, for example slipperiness, roughness, sharp edges and extremes of temperature.

Instinctive and natural manual handling techniques are typically 'un-learned' through years of bad practice. It takes 28 days to form a habit... Xytec will put you on the correct path to 're-learn' good manual handling habits and help restore safe handling practices.

Course Details...

Manual Handling - Musculoskeletal Disorders

Course ID MH001_1
Course Duration 1/2 day
Delegate: Trainer 12:1
Certificate Validity 3 Years
Dedicated Course £400

Course overview

This course is classroom based and designed to familiarise delegates with the core requirements of safe manual handling as well as train them to confidently manage manual lifting operations.

This course is delivered in accordance with Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 but can be adapted to meet with individual organisational needs.

Delegates will be assessed by the trainer during the course and a final written and practical assessment will complete the certification process.

Course prerequisite

Delegates attending this course must meet the following minimum standards…

  • A professional attitude and a willingness to learn.
  • A good understanding of written and spoken English.
  • Numeracy skills.
  • Physical fitness.

Who is this course for?

Delegates attending this course will have a need or desire to gain appropriate knowledge and skill for safe manual handling. 

This course will address

  • Legislation.
  • Manual Handling Philosophy.
  • Lifting (LOLER).
  • Lifting Equipment Overview.
  • Risks and hazards.
  • Spinal Anatomy and Posture.
  • T.I.L.E. Principle.
  • Behavioural safety.
  • Lifting techniques and Lifting Aids.
  • Practical Lifting Exercises.

Content and Delivery in accordance with

  • Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992.

Additional reference material

  • Health and Safety at Work Etc Act 1974.
  • Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999.
  • Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998.
  • Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998.
  • Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992.