Manual Handling of Objects

Manual Handling Training of Inanimate Objects course



Manual Handling Training is required if staff are undertaking potentially hazardous manual handling activities and providing effective training is a legal requirement under the Manual Handling Operations Regulations. Manual Handling injuries caused by improper and poor lifting techniques account up to 25% of all reported workplace accidents.


This course aims to provide delegates with the knowledge to reduce the risks from Manual Handling activities and understand the basic technique for lifting, lowering, pulling, pushing, carrying and handling  of inanimate objects in a safe and effective manner.



3 to 4  hours (Depending upon group size)

Course content

  • What is Manual Handling?
  • Types of Accident Causing Injury
  • Types of handling injuries
  • Sites of Handling Injury
  • Reasons For Preventing Accidents
  • The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
  • The Employers and Employees duties
  • RIDDOR 2013 - Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrence Regulations 2013
  • Manual handling Legal requirements
  • Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 (Amended 1998)
  • Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER)
  • Spinal Structure anatomy.  Body Mechanics, Fitness and Posture
  • Functions  and Disorders of the spine. 
  • Types of Causes of back pain. The ‘Yuppie Hump’.
  • Manual handling risk assessment 5 Steps
  • Understand the importance of correct manual handling
  • Manual handling hazardous situations
  • Safe Manual Handling Procedures and Principles
  • AARR - Avoid, Assess, Reduce, Review
  • TILE Principle - Task, Individual, Load, Environment
  • Lifting and Lowering Guidelines. Carrying loads
  • Pregnant/health problems/post surgery workers
  • Bulky/Heavy/Difficult to Grasp/Unstable loads
  • Minimising Bending and Twisting. Space constraints
  • Avoiding Sudden movement of load/Reaching upward
  • Pushing. Pulling. Flat/Uneven/Slippery surfaces/Slopes
  • Stance. Pace. Mechanical Aids. Team Lift.
  • Temperature/Humidity/Lightning/Wind
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Lifting and lowering a load from floor and desk practical
  • Pushing and pulling a trolley practical




Please contact MEDISAFE TRAINING  today on   0121 769 2827 for a very competitive unbeatable quote. The course price includes course handouts and certification for each delegate.



Assessment is ongoing by the instructor.




A certificate of course completion  from MEDISAFE TRAINING lasting 3 years will be emailed within 48 hours to the lead person subject to successful completion of the course by the delegate. Hard copy certificates can be provided at additional cost per certificate.


Important Information


Please note that the candidates should have satisfactory English literacy and numeracy skills to understand the course and to complete any assessments.


  • The training room should be quiet and of appropriate size.
  • Staff should be off work and not expected to be on duty.
  • Staff attending should remain on the course for the entire duration of the training course.

Manual Handling of objects training course