Manual Handling

Full Day Qualification

Manual Handling training achieves a Level 2 Award in the Principles and Practice of Manual Handling qualification issued by Didac Ltd.

Half Day Qualification

Manual Handling training achieves a Principles of Manual Handling qualification issued by Didac Ltd.

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Training Delivery
On-Site (Nationwide)
Training Centre
Courses Available
Full Course 0.5 Day 1 Day
Refresher 2 Hours 0.5 Day
Learners and Assessment
Learners 12 Maximum 12 Maximum
Theory Training & Assessment
Practical Training & Assessment
Course Handout
Course Handout
Certificate and Registration
Registration Fee (Per Learner) Free Free
HSE Regulation Compliance
Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 Read more
Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 Read more
The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 Read more

Get a Quote


    Manual Handling training prices and availability are dependent upon location as training is delivered on clients' premises.

    To receive a quotation, complete the Get-A-Quote form including a postcode and our sales staff will contact you with full details.

    0800 773 4230

    Training Syllabus

    Training syllabus

    • Manual handling hazards, risks and controls
    • How manual handling operations can cause injury and harm
    • The scope of legal requirements and where guidance can be found
    • The process for assessing manual handling risks
    • The value of risk assessment and how it applies to safe Manual handling practice

    Who should complete this training

    Anyone who as part of their job is involved in:

    • Lifting loads from low levels
    • Working at low levels
    • Lowering from height
    • Pushing loads
    • Pulling loads
    • Carrying
    • Team handling
    • Repetitive movement

    Additional benefits

    • Incorporate your company’s risk assessments
    • Address specific manual handling issues or tasks related to your business
    • Didac instructors can introduce and demonstrate lifting aids such as straps and clamp handles

    Course Description

    Course description

    Manual Handling training informs learners that Manual Handling is more than simply lifting objects. Manual Handling includes activities such as pushing and pulling objects or repetitive movements.

    The CIEH Manual Handling course looks at how different activities can cause harm and how accidents can be prevented. Manual Handling courses enable learners to undetake risk assessment to make informed decisions about how a lifting, moving or other manual handling activity should be approached.

    Risks include trips, slips or other falls caused by obscured vision, overloading or general poor decision making. Manual Handling training courses communicate how these risks should be controlled via proper planning, correct moving and handling technique or seeking assistance from a colleague to minimise the risk of back injury, sprains, strains or other personal injury. Candidates should understand what a reasonable weight, sized object or lifting height for them to lift or move an object is and the techniques that should be used.

    Manual Handling course candidates receive beneficial guidance of where they can obtain additional information on Health & Safety, be that online or through an Health and Safety officer within an organisation. Helping employees take charge of their own Health and Safety will serve to create a self improving culture of Health and Safety within an organisation.

    Employers have a duty of care that where necessary employees should receive Manual Handling training. As laid out in the Health & Safety At Work Act 1974, once an employee has received proper training and guidance this duty of care has been met.

    This responsibility continues, that appropriate equipment including personal protective equipment such as gloves and safety footwear must be supplied for each lifting or moving task. It becomes down to the employee to work by the methods they have been shown during CIEH Manual Handling training, if they decide to ignore this guidance and risk injury the onus of responsibility lies with the individual.

    Training Locations

    On-site Manual Handling training, UK wide

    Didac deliver on-site Manual Handling training and other health & safety courses to any location across the UK.

    Some recent on-site training locations include:

    • Brighton
    • Bristol
    • Cardiff
    • Coventry
    • Derby
    • Dorset
    • Gloucester
    • Hampshire
    • Kent
    • Leicester
    • Lincoln
    • London
    • Newport
    • Nottingham
    • Portsmouth
    • Sheffield
    • Southampton
    • Surrey
    • Sussex
    • Swindon
    • Yorkshire

    Overseas Work

    Didac will always consider work overseas, including volatile regions and territories.

    Contact us about our overseas work policy.