Manual Handling Training Course

Our Manual Handling Training Courses are half-day courses delivered at your place of work.

Fit4Work’s knowledge of human anatomy coupled with our ability to identify the effects of high risk activities on the body make our Manual Handling Training Courses unique.

As our trainers are Chartered Physiotherapists and have treated musculoskeletal injuries for many years, they are able to provide you with detailed information as to how injuries occur and how to prevent them.

The Manual Handling Training Course is theory-based and offers practical participation.

What is Manual Handling Training?

There is so more to manual handling than simply picking up and carrying. Manual Handling Training Courses

Individuals in physical lines of work in which this kind of training is essential, are required to pull, push, lift, lower, and of course, pick up and carry loads of varying weights and sizes. Actions that without effective manual handling training, pose a serious risk to their bodies.

Manual handling training courses are about so much more than compliance, they are a way to safeguard employee health, and are an extension of a company’s duty of care.

Who is the Course aimed at?

Our Manual Handling course is suitable for any employee who may be required to handle, carry, or move objects as part of their job.

The Manual Handling Training Course will provide delegates with knowledge of basic manual handling techniques. When implemented, these techniques can reduce the chance of accidents and ill health and ultimately increase productivity in the workplace.

Manual Handling Training Course: Content

  • The effects of careless and unskilled handling methods
  • Anatomy of the spine and the effects of bad handling techniques on the body
  • Video presentations analysing incorrect handling techniques
  • Core stability muscles: activating them to help stabilise the spine when lifting, carrying and lowering
  • Practical handling of loads to ensure good technique is learnt
  • Back care management: discussion, demonstration and participation of suitable exercises to promote and maintain a healthy spine while at work and at home

Your Trainers Knowledge & Expertise

Designed and deployed by Angela Hinton MCSP HPC, a Chartered Physiotherapist, specialist in musculoskeletal injuries and rehabilitation, and trusted provider of workplace health and safety training, Fit4Work’s manual handling courses provide a truly superior learning experience.

No standard soundbites here! Fit4Work provide training that spans beyond the typical textbook teachings and delves deep to provide learners with a greater knowledge of safe manual handling techniques. Pulling from not only Angela’s extensive knowledge understanding of the human body and the ways in which musculoskeletal injuries can be caused, avoided, and treated, Fit4Work manual handling courses truly offer the upper hand.

Manual Handling Course – Costs

The cost is £265 to train a maximum of 10 people at once. The cost includes training manuals and certificates of competence.

Please Note: the cost of Manual Handling Training may vary slightly depending on the travelling distance from the Leeds area. Please get in touch to learn more.

Manual Handling Training Courses

Manual Handling Training Courses Via Zoom

We can provide our manual handling awareness training courses remotely, via Zoom, without the compromise! Since the UK entered lockdown conditions to manage the risk of coronavirus, Fit4Work have deployed manual handling training courses in this way to great success.

You can expect the same in-depth, comprehensive training, but in the digital space.  For more information about our remote training, don’t hesitate to get in touch.


A minimum of 8 people attending £184.00 and for each additional person £25.00 (No VAT to pay)

Call 0113 3501776 or 07745801438 now and find out how we can help you!

Fit4Work also offers Manual Handling Instructor Courses

Manual Handling Training Course – Customer Testimonials

I found the training I received off Angela excellent, not only was she friendly and approachable but she also was able to deliver the information across in such a clear manner and answer any questions I had so that at every stage of the course I felt confident in my understanding”

– Jemma Scott from Ebsford Environmental Ltd, West Yorkshire

Having spoken to the team following the training they have all given excellent feedback.  Personally this was the best manual handling training I have been on.  You gave us all an understanding of not only how to lift properly but also how we are damaging our bodies if we don’t lift properly.  The use of visual aids helped in my understanding.  Unlike many training courses you had us up on our feet physically able to see for ourselves the theory behind what you were teaching us and you took the time to show us how we can safely lift items specific to our work.”

– Catherine Thornton, Environmental Health Team Leader, Craven District Council