Manual Handling Risk Assessment

Whether you want an OFI Trainer to conduct a Risk Assessment at your site, or train your own in-house Risk Assessors, our expert Manual Handling instructors can help.

How are OFI’s Risk Assessment courses structured?

Our courses are fully tailored to suit the specific Manual Handling activities that your employees conduct, and the working environment in which they work. Our professional training team will first review your current Manual Handling Policy and Manual Handling Risk Assessment strategy, and then develop a customised course to effectively train your colleagues.

Why are OFI’s Risk Assessor courses effective?

Our strategy of providing bespoke on-site Manual Handling Training, combined with the clinical expertise that underpins our training content, make our courses extremely effective at reducing injuries and encouraging a safer working culture within your organisation.

We'll conduct an on-site Risk Assessment review
Manual Handling trainer and risk assessor at workOur Manual Handling Risk Assessors conduct a comprehensive assessment of your working practices and thoroughly evaluate your current risk management strategy.

Our reports and suggestions may help to further protect your workforce from injury, improve their productivity & provide full regulatory compliance.

Let us train your staff as certified Risk Assessors
Manual Handling instructor in trainingOur expert Manual Handling Instructors can train and certify your staff members as qualified & competent Risk Assessors. This will enable them to conduct their own in-house risk assessments.

We train hundreds of new Manual Handling Instructors and Risk Assessors every year. You can be sure that you’re in safe hands with Osteopaths For Industry.

We provide Risk Assessor refresher training
Risk Assessment word cloudDo any of your employees need refresher training in order to maintain their status as qualified Risk Assessors? If so, our expert trainers can provide them with refresher training.

Refreshment of skills should be conducted regularly in order to stay up-to-date with regulations, retain best-practice technique, and ensure full HSE compliance.

Our in-person Manual Handling Risk Assessor courses…

We provide an extensive range of practical skills and risk assessment courses. Remember – we can fully customise the content and duration of courses to meet your exact needs.

Below are our most popular ‘in person’ Risk Assessment & Risk Assessor Trainer courses:

Manual Handling Risk Assessor 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.

4 day Manual Handling Instructor course
(Practical & 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 and 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.
2 day Manual Handling Instructor Refresher course
(Practical & Risk Assessment)
  • 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 the trainers in their manual handling training sessions.
  • Assess the trainers practical abilities and solve any practical issues.
1 or 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 the trainers in their manual handling training sessions.
  • Assess the trainers practical abilities and solve any practical issues.

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

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?

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