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McCrudden Training

Eastbourne & District Chamber of Commerce

Workshop TitleUplifting Manual handling training for staff

Summary of the overall aims of the course

In 2010/11 26.4 million working days were lost as a result of work-related illness or injury. A large majority of these were linked to manual handling injury.

Any workplace activity that involves physical effort (pushing, pulling or lifting) is classed as manual handling. To protect yourself, from the risk of injury and your organisation from potential civil litigation, staff involved in manual handling should be trained at induction and as a minimum every 3 years.

This course will help you to meet the employer and employee obligations to have appropriate training in safe handling techniques. It’s perfect for you, if manual handling is a key part of your job.

Course objectives

At the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Explain the importance of safe handling in relation to manual handling injury statistics
  • Summarise the 5 legislative acts linked to manual handling
  • Describe the structure and function of the human spine, including identifying appropriate loads
  • Explain how good posture relates to safe moving and handling and list the main reasons why handling injuries occur
  • Identify controversial moving and handling techniques and state the consequences of using them

Target audience

Manual handling is regularly undertaken by many workers, including warehouse staff, those in the health care sector, sales reps, delivery and removal workers, undertakers, cleaners, office staff and IT workers.

If a significant part of your job involves manual handling of people or objects, and you have not received training in the last 3 years, then this course is for you.


Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992


3 hours

Min / Max no. of delegates


Assessment Method

Learning will be assessed informally by X assessment


This course is tutored by Barry Lane.


Delegate rate for Edeal and Chamber Members £58