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Principles of Manual Handling
Thursday 12 October 2017, 01:30pm - 04:30pm

Did you know that incorrect manual handling is one of the most common causes of injury at work?

This theory based course is ideal for all employees as it provides candidates with an awareness of safe manual handling practices and the risks of unsafe manual handling.

With subjects covered in just half a day, this course is an ideal way to reduce the risk of workplace manual handling injuries, whilst minimising disruption to your organisation’s day to day activities!


What does it cover?

Common manual handling injuries

Manual handling laws

Responsibilities of employers and employees

Risk assessments

Safe movement principles associated with manual handling, including the body’s:

  • Musculoskeletal system
  • Centre of gravity
  • Lever system

Theory of safe manual handling principles, including:

  • Preparing for a lift
  • Solo lifting, carrying and lowering an object
  • Team manual handling

Manual  handling equipment:

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


Cost: £40pp for members (£45pp non members).

£5 discount and free lunch when booking both “Principles of Risk Assessment ” and “Principles of Manual Handling” courses!


Venue: Wessex Community Action, Unit 6, Paxton Business Centre, Whittle Road, Churchfields, Salisbury SP2 7YR 

Please complete the Booking Form and send it to