Introduction to Manual Handling


Call us on 01553 340 754 to discuss your course needs.

...manual handling by 1-2Call Worksafe

Introduction to Manual Handling



Manual handling is defined as lifting, carrying, putting down, pushing and pulling such as moving a load by bodily force.


A major cause of staff absence from the workplace is as a result of incorrect or poor manual handling techniques which lead to ailments such as repetitive strain injury (RSI), muscle pulls and strains, trapped nerves, hernias, work-related upper limb disorders (WRULDs) and one of the most common of all injuries... back problems.

Manual Handling Skeleton
Causes of injury

1-2Call Worksafe offer a service to visit your company and as part of a Training Needs Analysis will help identify the level and complexity of Manual Handling training required and if necessary manual handling risk assessments.


Manual Handling Courses by 1-2Call Worksafe in Norfolk, Cambridgeshire, Suffolk, Lincolnshire and Essex delivered by a City & Guilds qualified trainer and certified by 1-2Call Worksafe. We can come to you and deliver your course, or if you wish we can facilitate a venue if required.

Martin Langford, Manual Handling

Manual Handling Course


Course Objectives


  • Define ‘Manual Handling’ and the risks associated
  • Understand good techniques and the benefits
  • Implement good technique into your daily work and life
  • Understand how manual handling can cause injury
  • State the principles for controlling manual handling risk and apply these to a practical situation


Course Agenda


  • Introduction
  • Legislations
  • Risk Assessments
  • Reason for Training
  • Process, Practical Training and Assessment of Manual Handling
  • Anatomy
  • Written examination paper


Course Duration

3 – 31/2 hours



Individual delegate £45 + VAT

Cost for 5 or more delegates please call for discounted rate.



Book Course

Call 01553 340 754 | Email

Mission Statement


Our mission is: To develop systems, procedures and policies for individuals and businesses allowing health, safety and welfare to become an integral part of running a modern successful business.


To develop an awareness of the relationship between health, safety and welfare that will encourage the inclusion of health, safety and welfare as an intrinsic element of your company's working practice.


Read our terms and conditions | Blog Articles


Training Centre:

1-2Call Worksafe Ltd, Unit 9 Laen Court, Horsley's Fields, King's Lynn, Norfolk PE30 5DD


We are proud to work with the following bodies: