Manual Handling

manual handlingThe Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992, as amended in 2002 apply to a wide range of manual handling activities, including: lifting, lowering, pushing, pulling or carrying.

Incorrect manual handling is one of the most common causes of injury at work. It causes work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) which account for over a third of all workplace injuries. Injuries can be caused because of the amount of times you have to pick up or carry an item, the distance you carry it, the height you pick it up/put it down from and any twisting, bending stretching or other awkward posture you may get in whilst doing a task.

Outreach Ltd. have developed a course to enable delegates to carry out manual handling techniques correctly to prevent injury. By the end of this course the delegate will be able to:

  • Define manual handling
  • Identify the health problems from poor manual handling
  • State the cause of the problem
  • List what to check for prior to moving an object
  • Demonstrate correct manual handling techniques

Direct association is critical to ensure that the training is relevant to the delegate’s primary role. This is why at Outreach Ltd. we tailor each course specifically to your industry / trade.

DURATION: Half Day (Maximum 10 Delegates)


  • Introduction
  • Definition
  • Problem Causing Factors
  • Acute and Chronic Injuries
  • Checks: Personal, Object and Workplace
  • Steps to Safe Lifting
  • Team Lifting
  • Look After Yourself

A written examination along with a practical examination will be required to pass this course. Upon successful completion of the course a Certificate of Training will be issued.


For more information regarding our Manual Handling training, please call: +44 (0)1324 889000 or Email: