Manual Handling Training - Lifting a box Overview

ABR Safety’s Manual Handling Training is for employees who undertake any manual handling task as part of their work. It is delivered as an in house course and ensures the employees understand the hazards associated with manual handling and how to reduce the risk of injury.

What is Manual Handling?

Manual handling includes a number of activities, such as lifting, lowering, carrying, pushing and pulling.

Why Do Manual Handling Training?

Manual handling injuries can have serious implications for the employer and the person who has been injured. They can occur almost anywhere in the workplace and heavy manual labour, awkward postures, repetitive movements of arms, legs and back or previous/existing injury can increase the risk.

Injuries caused by manual handling are the single most common cause of workplace injury and occur across all industries and work environments.

On completion of this course, employees will understand the hazards associated with manual handling and how to reduce the risk of injury.

Benefits of Manual Handling Training

The benefits of regular manual handling training include:

  • Increase in your workplace safety
  • Reduction in serious workplace injuries
  • A reduction in employee absence and improved productivity
  • Improved employee morale
  • Potential saving in compensation claims and payments

Areas CoveredManual Handling Training - Good Techniques

  • What is manual handling
  • What are your responsibilities
  • Types of common injury
  • Risk reduction
  • Efficient movement and handling techniques
  • Practical demonstration and practise of good handling techniques

Course Options

The training is typically 2-2.5 hrs long and has the benefit of being tailored towards your business and working environment. ABR Safety can fit around the demands of your business, while being flexible in terms of where and when you train.


For more information about this course contact Andy on 07977 17893 or via our on line form.