Packaging Factory


Manual handling training will reduce risks in the workplace, accidents account for more than a third of all accidents reported each year.

While fatal manual handling accidents are rare, accidents resulting in a major injury are more common, accounting for more than 10% of the total number of reported manual accidents.

The vast majority of reported manual handling accidents result in over-three-day injury, most commonly a sprain or strain, often of the back. Manual handling injuries can happen anywhere in the workplace – in offices, construction sites, hospitals, farms and in schools.


In fact, there is no industry, retail or education sector that is exempt from injuries sustained from poor manual handling activities. These injuries can result from awkward postures, heavy manual labour,  or manual materials handling, all risk factors in developing MSDs.

Manual Handling training – who is this course suitable for:

Manual Handling training is for everyone who carries out manual handling tasks in the course of their work. This includes Office staff who may have manual handling activities of a low risk to healthcare Staff and warehouse operatives who have a higher risk of sustaining injury from Manual handling activities. This course can be delivered in your workplace anywhere in Liverpool for up to 12 delegates.

This Manual Handling training meets the requirements of the MHOR Regulations 1992 and is valid for 3 years.

Half Day (4 hours) We are flexible with starting times to meet the needs of your business.

Manual Handling Training – Course aims:
To provide delegates with a thorough understanding of how to minimise the risk of injury to themselves and others by increasing awareness of potential manual handling hazards and their outcomes while carrying out duties in their workplace.

Manual Handling Training – Course Content:

The Manual Handling Training training course is a half day incorporating both theoretical and practical input.


  • Responsibilities imposed by the Manual Handling Operations Regulations (M.H.O.R.)

  • Movement of Loads

  • Risk assessments

  • Workplace legislation

  • Health and safety principles

  • Manual handling injuries and the activities which cause them

  • Musculoskeletal Injuries

  • Safe handling principles

  • Practical assessment

  • Theory Test