Manual Handling

Cornwall Training delivering Manual Handling Training in Cornwall

What is Manual Handling?

Manual Handling Training is a key part of all staff training. Did you know that incorrect manual handling causes over a third of all workplace injuries? Manual Handling Training will help to reduce bodily injury whilst handling objects. The law states that employers have a legal responsibility to provide adequate training for those who perform manual handling tasks in their day to day role. So that’s everyone at work. As we all lift things.

What will I learn?

Manual Handling Training Courses in Cornwall. The perfect course for those working in a variety of environments including warehouses and shops. The Manual Handling Training courses are a mix of theory and practical work to ensure you leave with the confidence in your new skills.

Successful candidates will learn the key principles of manual handling and how to apply these to their workplace. Common manual handling injuries, manual handling laws, responsibilities of employers and employees, risk assessments, safe movement principles associated with manual handling.

They will also practice a wide range of techniques, ensuring that they leave the course confident and proficient in moving and handling. The course is practically based and uses a range of lifting equipment.

What’s included in the price?

The price includes; Registration and Certification, refreshments throughout the course, a course manual to keep and use of all equipment on the course.

For more information on Manual Handling from the HSE can be found HERE


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Course Content

  • Musculoskeletal system
  • Centre of gravity
  • Lever system

Manual handling equipment:

  • Types of manual handling aids and equipment
  • Maintenance and requirements for testing

Manual handling practical sessions:

  • Solo lifting, carrying and lowering an object
  • Team manual handling
  • Using equipment
FREC Manual handling on a stretcher