Health and Safety
Manual Handling of Objects (4 hrs)

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To train participants in safe manual handling of objects.


  • Examine legal framework and its relevance
  • Look at methods of safe manual handling
  • Examine structure of the spine and its care
  • Explore the risk assessment process
  • Practice and demonstrate safe lifting techniques

Target Audience:

This course is for candidates who are involved in the lifting, handling and moving of objects in their work roles.

Course Content:

  • Principles of lifting
  • Legal requirements
  • Safe lifting methods
  • Risk assessments
  • Protection from injury
  • Structure of the spine
  • Use of aids/equipment
  • Team lifting
  • Questions and answers
  • Practical assessment of a lift


This is a 3 hr course covers the mandatory requirements for basic lifting and handling of objects. The Course gives an overview of relevant legislation, and a practical assessment of candidates carrying out a safe lift, utilising correct manual handling techniques.

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