Manual Handling

£60pp inc. VAT

National Qualification : Level 5 (Scotland) or Level 2 (England & Wales / Northern Ireland)

Includes Booklet, Certification and ID Card


We are all exposed at times to some form of manual handling such as lifting, carrying, pulling and pushing actions that can be compounded by simultaneous movements such as climbing or pivoting. Personal injuries resulting from incorrect manual handling in the workplace, accounts for over one million working days lost per year as well as the pain and suffering experienced by the casualties. Correct manual handling techniques can make a huge difference.

The risks arising from manual handling have been recognised by the Health and Safety Executive for many years, as evidenced in their regulations and advisory activities promoting good practice.

The regulations require employers to provide their employees with health and safety information and training – supplemented, as necessary, with more specific information and training on manual handling injury risks and prevention.

This course provides an ideal approach to safer and more effective manual handling – not only meeting HSE recommendations, but also promoting good and safe practices in any situation.

Who should attend?

Suitable for anyone in employment who does not have the qualifications as outlined by the Health & Safety Executive.

This course would suit employees in:

  • Commercial Workplaces
  • Factories
  • Construction
  • Automotive Industry
  • Workshops
  • Heavy Industry
  • Hospitality Industry


6 Hours of Training


First-2-Aid-U Training Suite, Glasgow (Convenient free parking available). On site instruction available by request.

Course Content

  • Understand the reasons for safe manual handling
  • Understand how manual handling risk assessments contribute to improving health and safety
  • Understand the principles, types of equipment and testing requirements associated with manual handling safety
  • Be able to demonstrate and apply safe manual handling principles


Assessment is ongoing by the instructor, along with a multiple choice question paper and on completion.

Successful candidates will be awarded a National Award qualification. This is a lifetime qualification, although refresher training is always recommended.

Includes National certification for life.


A maximum of 16 students can be accommodated on this course.

We offer a wide range of courses designed to engage employees in safety culture and reduce workplace accidents.