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The Manual Handling in the Workplace course aims to provide employees with the knowledge and skills needed to safely undertake manual handling operations. Manual Handling refers to any task that involves lifting, lowering, pushing, pulling, carrying, manoeuvring, steadying, or transporting a load by hand or by bodily force. The course is suitable for employees at all levels who may undertake manual handling tasks as part of their job, including warehouse workers, factory workers, construction workers, office workers, and healthcare professionals.

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What is the Manual Handling at Work course

The course will cover a range of topics, including the risks associated with manual handling, the anatomy of the spine, correct lifting and carrying techniques, the use of manual handling aids, and how to assess and reduce the risk of injury.

By the end of the course, participants should be able to identify the potential hazards associated with manual handling, understand how to safely lift and carry loads, and use appropriate equipment and techniques to reduce the risk of injury. Additionally, they should be able to understand their legal responsibilities and the importance of reporting any incidents or near misses related to manual handling.

This course aims to promote a safe working environment and reduce the risk of injury or harm to employees who undertake manual handling operations.

Importance of Manual Handling

Manual handling is important because it is a common activity in many workplaces and can pose a significant risk of injury if not carried out safely. Manual handling injuries can result in long-term disability, pain, and reduced quality of life for workers.

Employers have a legal obligation to ensure the health and safety of their employees, and this includes providing training and instruction on how to safely undertake manual handling operations. By providing this training, employers can help to reduce the risk of injury to their employees and create a safer working environment.


The EFR Manual Handling course is 3 - 4 hours in length and has a balance between knowledge development and practical exercises.


Throughout the course you will be continually monitored and assessed.

Scheduled Courses

If the date(s) we have scheduled are not convenient then contact us to discuss your dates and we will see what we can arrange for you.

What is involved in Manual Handling training

Manual handling is important because it is a common activity in many workplaces and can pose a significant risk of injury. By providing training and ensuring that manual handling is carried out safely, employers can create a safer working environment, reduce the risk of injury to their employees, and benefit their business in a number of ways.

Reducing the risk of manual handling injuries can have wider benefits for businesses, such as reduced absenteeism, improved staff morale, and increased productivity. By ensuring that their employees are able to carry out manual handling tasks safely, businesses can also avoid the costs associated with workplace accidents, such as compensation claims and loss of productivity.

Topics related to manual handling that will be covered in this training course include the spine and common injuries, legal requirements, task assessment, good lifting techniques, practical development of skills, lifting boxes and sacks, pushing and pulling, handling unusual objects, teamwork, use of lifting aids, guidelines for manual handling, risk assessment, additional factors, the role of managers, and dealing with accidents. The course may also include scenarios to help employees apply what they have learned to real-life situations.

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Hear what our first aid students have to say...


A really good training course, very professionally presented by Tracy. I’ve been on lots of training courses over the years and too often they can be soporific! Tracy is one of those rare training professionals who can deliver training and keep a person interested all day! Great course. Highly recommended!

Alan Eager

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Rutland first aid are professional yet kept the courses fun and interactive and use some very interesting props. As a driving instructor I wanted to be able to deal with any issues with my students but also any issues I may come across on the roads. Highly recommended.

James Dames

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Couldn't recommend Tracy and her team enough for a first aid course. Having to renew it every 3 years used to send me to sleep. Not with these guys! Professional, up to date and with lots of toys to play with, without the death by powerpoint.

Mike Gould

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What You Need To Know About Our First Aid Courses


Established in the growing rural county of Rutland, it became clear that new and expanding businesses had an urgent need for first aid training. Responding to this demand, Rutland First Aid Training was born. At Rutland First Aid Training, we provide tailored first aid training solutions to suit a range of needs - from the everyday parent looking for peace of mind to experienced professionals. Our courses recognize these varying requirements and offer an in-depth overview with crucial information needed by those who hBlog Post Listave legal duties regarding first aid regulations.

Our courses are designed to get you the most out of your First Aid training, which is why they only come in small sizes. No more than four persons and no less than two on any open course! With our expert team ready to answer any questions throughout, we want everyone who attends one of our classes with us to gain life-saving skills that can provide them confidence should an emergency arise. Get in touch today for all first aid needs.

Industry Recognised

Our courses are recognised by HSE, Ofsted and follow ILCOR guidelines.

On-Site Training

We can deliver tailor-made courses at your workplace, and at a price that meets your budget.


Need a custom training quote? No problem. Just send us an email with your requirements.

Flexible Dates

Although we offer training dates for specific courses. We can arrange training courses around you.

Group Discounts

Do you have 4 or more people who need training? We can offer discounts for groups.

First Aid Equipment

Need a defibrillator (AED) or HSE Approved First Aid Kits? No problem. Contact us for more!

Here at Rutland First Aid Training we strive to provide high quality, personalised, fun and informative first aid courses.

Our courses are recognised by HSE, Ofsted and follow ILCOR guidelines.

Get In Touch

If you have any questions or would like to discuss your requirements in further detail, our team are always happy to assist you.

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