Manual Handling "Train the Trainer"

3 Days Course

Manual Handling Train the Trainer

For employers who have large numbers of staff requiring training or an ongoing training need, Line Business Services provide a course designed to equip line managers, supervisors or team leaders with sufficient knowledge and skill to be able to conduct the manual handling train the trainer programme.


The Line Business Services one day manual handling train the trainer course is extended to provide delegates with the knowledge and skill to train others in manual handling techniques, identify risks and explore control strategies.

On completion of the course delegates will:

  • Be deemed competent to deliver manual handling training
  • Understand the effects of strain injury as a result of poor techniques
  • Be able to conduct manual handling risk assessments
  • will be given a PowerPoint presentation to use for the delivery of future courses

What the law requires


  • A general overview of the Health and Safety at Work Act
  • Detailed appreciation of the Manual Handling Operations Regulations

Injuries and Statistics

  • Understanding the structure and mechanics of the back and spine
  • How and why injuries occur
  • The size of the problem

Assessment of Risk

  • The task
  • The load
  • Environment
  • People selection- basic ergonomics
  • Practical exercises

Avoidance of Risk

  • Alternatives - mechanical handling equipment
  • Correct lifting techniques
  • Lifting, pushing, sliding

Controlling the Risk

  • Understanding 'so far as is reasonably practicable' cost versus risk
  • Examination of risk control techniques

Learning and Communication for Presenting

  • Aspects of learning
  • Communication and listening
  • Skills in running training sessions

Summary and Close

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