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Manual Handling training for your Employees

Training on manual handling for employees – delivered at your own site, at one of our public venues, or online.

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Our Manual Handling training courses for employees are customised to suit your organisation’s specific working environment, and the manual handling activities that you conduct.

Our experts first review your current Manual Handling Risk Assessments and Manual Handling Policy and then develop a specific course to train your employees in the most effective way possible.

This method of providing customised Manual Handling training, combined with the clinical expertise that underpins the training content, makes our courses the most effective at reducing injuries.

Alan KnightEvonik Membrane Extraction

I can honestly say that from the time the course was booked, through to completion, everything was plain sailing. A thoroughly professional service, and we would definitely use OFI again.

Team ManagerYodel

We were really pleased with the course. The trainer did an excellent job – he really put across the importance of safe Manual Handling and motivated my whole team. Everyone learnt a lot, and I have had really good feedback from others on course.

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.

Training on manual handling

Our manual handling training portfolio includes an extensive range of direct-to-the-workforce manual handling practical skills and risk assessment training courses. Below are our most popular training courses, but we can tailor the duration and content of courses to meet your exact requirements.


Overview of course content:

The course focuses particularly on developing delegates’ practical techniques; therefore the emphasis is on practical application. During the course delegates will be taught step-by-step techniques for safe lifting and manual handling. Areas covered include effective and safe lifting and lowering, ‘power to your legs’, ‘strength at the core’, instinct vs. conditioned movement, pushing and pulling, team lifting and dealing with awkward loads.

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.

Course objectives:
  • To introduce the responsibilities of employers and employees under the Manual Handling Regulations.
  • To provide delegates with a basic understanding of functional anatomy, cumulative strain and the causes of back pain.
  • To provide a step-by-step guide to dynamic manual handling techniques, with practical demonstration and delegate participation.
  • To explain and provide practical opportunity for the delegates to practice the dynamic handling technique in relation to: pushing and pulling, team lifting and the management of awkward loads.
  • To introduce simple ways of helping musculoskeletal fitness with self-help stretching and strengthening exercises.
Price and availability:

This course can be scheduled at any time for groups of 3 or more, subject to availability of our trainers.

Please contact us for a tailored quotation, specific to your training requirements.

Our 3-hour course is better suited for groups of up to 12 delegates.

Your employees 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.

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