Manual Handling training for Instructors

Manual handling training for new and established instructors – delivered at your own site, at one of our public venues, or online.

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 review your existing Manual Handling and Risk Assessment polices. This allows us to develop a bespoke programme to train your Manual Handling Instructors in the most effective way possible.

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 training portfolio includes a range of Manual Handling Instructor courses, including practical skills and risk assessment. Below are our most popular Instructor courses, but we can tailor the duration and content of courses to meet your exact requirements.

TRAIN-THE-TRAINER AND MANUAL HANDLING INSTRUCTOR TRAINING

Online Manual Handling Instructor PUBLIC COURSE (Practical Skills & Risk Assessment)

  • 3 day course, 6th-8th July 2022: £445 + VAT per delegate Fully booked
  • 2 day REFRESHER course, 7th-8th July 2022: £345 + VAT per delegate Fully booked

Our ‘public’ manual handling instructor courses are available to anyone to book, and are ideal for training 1 to 4 delegates without all the added cost and complexity of arranging ‘on-site’ training at your own workplace.

Our ‘public’ courses take place online via Zoom, and are limited to 12 delegates. Your OFI instructor will demonstrate practical techniques, and will remotely assess practical techniques demonstrated by course delegates. Certificates are issued to delegates on the successful completion of the course, and these have a 3-year validity.

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3 day Manual Handling Instructor course (Practical Skills & Risk Assessment)

  • 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.

Time is set-aside at the end to consolidate what has been taught during the training. Certificates are issued to delegates on the successful completion of the course.

2 day Manual Handling Instructor REFRESHER course

  • 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.

Time is set-aside at the end to consolidate what has been taught during the training. Certificates are issued to delegates on the successful completion of the course.

4 day Manual Handling Instructor course (Practical skills, Risk Assessment, and Presentation skills)

  • 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.

Time is set-aside at the end to consolidate what has been taught during the training. Certificates are issued to delegates on the successful completion of the course.

2 day Manual Handling Risk Assessor course (Risk Assessment only)

  • 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.

Time is set-aside at the end to consolidate what has been taught during the training. Certificates are issued to delegates on the successful completion of the course.

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

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.

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.

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.

ManagerTransport For London

The OFI trainer did an excellent job – I am confident that our new Manual Handling trainers have a solid foundation and skills base in which to conduct future training sessions for our employees.

DelegateUniversity of Essex

It was expecting just another boring training course, but actually I was pleasantly surprised! – I actually really enjoyed the course and learnt a lot. Thanks!

Team LeaderEpping Forest College

Laurence did a fantastic job providing practical skills refresher training to my team. He also took the time to work through some of the specific issues I've been having. Would recommend for sure.

Refuse Handling TeamGuildford Borough Council

On-site practical manual handling skills training for my refuse collection team. The team were engaged and seemed to really take the training on board - great job.

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