Manual Handling Training

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) defines Manual Handling as;
"Manual handling relates to the moving of items either by lifting, lowering, carrying, pushing or pulling."

HSE Accident Statistics

Manual Handling injuries are the 2nd most common type of injury, making up 21% of all work place accidents

What Must You Do?

As an employer you must;
Consider the risk of injury due to incorrect manual handling techniques.
Consult and involve the workforce Employees know first hand what the risks are.
Avoid Manual Handling where possible by making use of mechanical aids or change in work processes.
Control the risks where manual handling cant be avoided. Do this by conducting a risk assessment.
Provide training to enable staff to conduct manual handling tasks correctly.


Manual Handling training is usually delivered as either a face to face course (which can include practical assessments), or theory based learning by online eLearning courses.
Both have their advantages and disadvantages but there should be something to suit everybody.

Face to Face Training

£395 3 Hours
  • Delivered on your premsies
  • Highly trained and experienced instructor
  • Engaing sessions with no death by powerpoint
  • Up to 12 atendees for one fixed price
  • Choose a date and time to suit you and your workload

Face to Face Training

£545 6 hours (including practical)
  • Includes practical assessment to confirm understanding
  • Delivered on your premises
  • Highly trained and experienced instructor
  • Engaging sessions with no 'death by powerpoint'
  • Train upto 12 staff for one fixed price

eLearning Course

£35 per person
  • Complete any time any where
  • Go at your own pace
  • Enagaing content delivered over short modules
  • IIRSMand CPD certified
  • Instantly downloadable certificate
  • Cost effective

Great course delivered really well by the instructor. We have now used WSG for 8 courses in total.

The course was made really interesting. Paul made what could be considered quite a dry subject really fun and entertaining. All staff really enjoyed the course. 

From initial enquiry to trainer turning up at our premises the whole process was smooth and hassle free. Would definitely recommend Workplace Safety Group. 

We purchased 65 eLearning courses to train all of our staff in manual handling. We would have preferred face to face training in an ideal world but with workload and shift patterns it just wasn't practical. The eLearning material is delivered really well and the fact that it can be completed on tablets etc was another bonus. 

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This form is only to be used for making on-site course bookings. An on-site course is where one of our highly experienced trainers come to your venue (or any venue organised by you) with all of the equipment required to deliver your training.
Once we have received your booking request we confirm your selected dates and finalise your booking. Email confirmation will be sent to you with an invoice to make payment.