Manual Handling Train the Trainer Courses

Manual handling train the trainer courses for new and established instructors, either at you own site or online.

OFI Manual Handling Instructor teaching semi-squat liftOur training courses are different – We don’t subscribe to the ‘one size fits all’ school of thought!

When you book a Manual Handling Instructor Training course with OFI, you can be sure that we’ll take the time to get to know your organisation, to understand how you do things, and to create a profile of your employees and the manual handling activities that they conduct. We consider your specific working environment and the manual handling equipment that you have available, as well as reviewing your existing Manual Handling Policy and Risk Assessments. This allows us to develop a bespoke programme to train your Manual Handling Instructors in the most effective way possible.

We’ve been doing this for over 30 years now. Experience has taught us that this method of providing customised Manual Handling Training at your site, combined with the clinical expertise that our expert instructors bring (all of which are qualified physiotherapists or osteopaths too), results in highly relevant training content, making our courses the most effective at reducing injuries.

We don’t just want to train effective manual handling instructors for you, we also want to promote a positive cultural change towards health & safety within your organisation. Our training courses provide you with the knowledge and the tools to facilitate these changes and inspire your employees.


Our in-person Train-the-Trainer and Instructor Refresher Manual Handling Courses…

Our training portfolio includes an extensive range of manual handling practical skills and risk assessment instructor training courses (we also offer online courses).

We can tailor the length and content of courses to meet your exact needs.

Our next Manual Handling Instructor courses for individuals or small groups

  • 12-14 January 2022: Online 3-day Instructor course.
  • 13-14 January 2022: Online 2-day Instructor REFRESHER course.

Here are our most popular ‘in person’ training courses for Manual Handling Instructors/Trainers:

Manual Handling Instructor training courses
Overview of course content:

These courses are designed to focus on developing delegates’ practical skills techniques; therefore many of the teaching sessions involve practical interaction. Time is set-aside at the end of each day to consolidate and revise what has been taught during the days training. The final day includes a revision session and a written appreciation test. Certificates are issued for successful completion of each course.

3 day Manual Handling Instructor course
(Practical Skills)
  • Cover the requirements of the Manual Handling Operations Regulations (1992).
  • Provide delegates with a broad understanding of functional anatomy and the causes of back pain.
  • Equip delegates with sufficient background theory and practical appreciation to carry out basic instruction in manual handling techniques within their organisation.
If you have 4 or more employees that need training, it may be more cost effective to run this course at your workplace at a date/time convenient to you (subject to our trainer availability).
We can generally train up to 12 delegates in this way, and the cost per person becomes cheaper the more delegates you have.
Please contact us for your tailored quotation.

Public course dates (for individual delegates) are listed below:

Date Location Price
12-14 Jan 2022 online £445 +VAT per person
     
2 day Manual Handling Instructor REFRESHER course
(Practical Skills)
  • Cover the requirements of the Manual Handling Operations Regulations (1992).
  • Provide delegates with a broad understanding of functional anatomy and the causes of back pain.
  • Equip delegates with sufficient background theory and practical appreciation to carry out basic instruction in manual handling techniques within their organisation.
If you have 4 or more employees that need training, it may be more cost effective to run this course at your workplace at a date/time convenient to you (subject to our trainer availability).
We can generally train up to 12 delegates in this way, and the cost per person becomes cheaper the more delegates you have. Contact us for a tailored quote.

Public course dates (for individual delegates) are listed below:

Date Location Price
13-14 Jan 2022 online £345 +VAT per person
     
4 day Manual Handling Instructor
(Practical Skills & Risk Assessment)
  • Cover the requirements of the Manual Handling Operations Regulations (1992).
  • Set out a strategy of action towards implementing the Regulations.
  • Equip each individual with sufficient knowledge to organise & carry out manual handling assessments.
  • Equip delegates with sufficient background theory and practical appreciation to carry out basic instruction in manual handling techniques within their organisation.

This course can be scheduled at any time for 3 or more delegates (subject to our trainer availability). Contact us for a tailored quote.

2 day Manual Handling Risk Assessment course
  • Update delegates in current practical skills and Statistics/legal cases relating to manual handling injury.
  • Revise anatomical knowledge and Practical technique.
  • Explore new ways of presenting and instructing Practical and theory relating to manual handling.
  • Address problems experienced by trainers in their manual handling training sessions.
  • Assess the trainers practical abilities and solve any practical issues.

This course can be scheduled at any time for 3 or more delegates (subject to our trainer availability). Please contact us for your tailored quotation.


Your trainers will be fully supported throughout their certification period with the following free services:

Construction site worker
Expert Help & Advice

Your colleagues have quick access to our experts for advice on any Manual Handling issues they may have. We ensure that queries are answered within a maximum of 24 hours. Queries are submitted by email initially and one of our experts will call back to discuss the issue and help to resolve the problem.

Sample Manual Handling course notes front cover
Detailed Course Notes

Our Course Notes provide you with a detailed resource to reference at any time after the course.

We are able to fully customise these to bring them in line with your corporate branding, including logos and pictures from your work sites, and to alter the content of the course notes to suit your working practices, processes and equipment in use.

Sample Manual Handling Toolkit Booklets from OFI
Free Lifting Advice Cards

We can provide several cards for each delegate free of charge. If a larger amount was required then these can be ordered, along with other support products that we provide.

Health & Safety Executive Material

We also provide several relevant documents from the HSE relating to Manual Handling, such as the MAC Tool and information on Manual Handling Aids.

Online Manual Handling Tutorials

Your organisation will have free access to some of our online training tutorials and educational videos, featuring our expert trainers and qualified Osteopaths. The videos cover topics such as Spinal Anatomy, Cumulative Strain and generalist Lifting & Handling best-practice advice and tutorials.


Would you like more information?

Phone our Customer Support Team on 020 8398 9522 or complete the enquiry form below.

 

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