Manual Handling Training

Course Information

Manual Handling Training delivered directly in your workplace anywhere in Wrexham and across North Wales. Manual handling accidents account for more than a third of all accidents reported each year. Manual handling training is for everyone who carries out manual handling tasks in the course of their work.

Manual Handling Training is an indispensable component of ensuring a safe and healthy workplace environment across all business sectors. The Manual Handling Regulations 1992 legally mandate that individuals who are involved in lifting and carrying loads or objects be provided with appropriate training to ensure that they follow safe lifting practices.

This training is of utmost importance to everyone in the workplace who physically moves, lifts, or transports loads, and it can also greatly benefit managers and supervisors by helping them understand their duties and responsibilities. With proper manual handling training, employees can avoid injuries caused by incorrect lifting techniques and work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs), which can lead to absenteeism, decreased productivity, and increased costs for businesses.

Manual Handling Training for all business sectors in North Wales.

While fatal manual handling accidents are rare, accidents resulting in a major injury are more common, accounting for more than 10% of the total number of reported manual accidents.

This course can be delivered directly in your workplace anywhere across the North Wales area for up to 6-12 delegates. Call Dan or Mark on 01978 884 775 to discuss your training requirements and costings for this course.

Improper manual handling of goods can easily cause injury if not done properly – back and neck injury is common as well as trap injuries especially with goods which are too heavy to properly lift.

Manual handling is simply the moving of items. Whether you’re lifting, lowering, carrying, pushing or pulling, you should always be aware of the risks. It’s one of the most common causes of injury at work, and causes over a third of all workplace injuries, including work related Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs) such as upper and lower limb pain, and joint and repetitive strain injuries.

The Manual Handling Operations Regulations place a duty on every employer to reduce the potential injury from manual handling operations.

Who is this course suitable for:

Manual Handling Training in Wrexham and across North WalesThis Manual Handling training course is for people whose work involves moving loads and where workplace risk assessments highlight the need for training. Manual handling training should form part of every new employee’s induction. The Manual Handling Operations Regulations place a duty on every employer to reduce the potential injury from manual handling operations. This course can be delivered in your workplace anywhere in North Wales for up to 12 delegates.


Half Day (3 hours) We are flexible with starting times to meet the needs of your business. Please discuss your preferred start times with us when booking this course.

Course Aims:

The course aims of the Manual Handling Training is to give all staff who perform manual handling activities as a key element of their job, the required knowledge and skills to carry out occupational manual handling activities. The new skills and knowledge they have gained will reduce the risk to themselves and others. This will include consideration of peripheral issues such as access arrangements, area layout, environmental influences and slips, trips and falls.

Course Content:

The length of the Manual Handling training awareness course is a half day incorporating both theoretical and practical input. The course content includes:

  • The Manual Handling Operations Regulations (M.H.O.R.)
  • Movement of Loads
  • Manual Handling Legislation
  • Moving & Handling Risk Assessments
  • Principles of safer Moving & Handling
  • Manual handling injuries and the activities which cause them
  • Musculoskeletal Injuries
  • Safe handling principles
  • Unsafe systems of work
  • Evaluation

Includes free Manual Handling book when you attend this course.

Assessment and Certification:

This Manual Handling training awareness course will be continuously assessed by the course tutor and each participant will be required to participate in theoretical and practical work during the course. Delegates will receive a Certificate of Attendance on successful completion of the course which meets the requirements of the MHOR Regulations 1992 and is valid for 3 years.

It is recommended that, in the absence of any injuries at work due to manual handling, this course should be refreshed every three years or where a review is required.

The Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992, as amended in 2002 (‘the Regulations’) apply to a wide range of manual handling activities, including lifting, lowering, pushing, pulling or carrying. The load may be either animate, such as a person or an animal, or inanimate, such as a box or a trolley.

Please feel free to download your free PDF Copy of a brief guide to Manual Handling at Work from the Health and Safety Executive website.

We can deliver this course anywhere in North Wales including:

  • Wrexham
  • Flintshire
  • Denbighshire
  • Conwy

If you require Training Support and your Business is based in North Wales but not listed, please give us a call on 01978 884 775 to discuss your requirements and see if we can help you.

For more information on our Manual Handling training courses in North Wales or if you want to discuss a course specific to your business needs please email us.

Or alternatively, call Janine or Mark on 01978 884 775 to discuss your training needs.

Wales First Aid are a Qualsafe approved Training Centre

Wales First Aid are an approved registered training centre with Qualsafe Awards, an Awarding Organisation recognised by Ofqual to offer regulated qualifications.

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