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Inanimate manual handling practical training

The practical training programme supports manual handling and people handling (theory module).

You must complete the theory module not more than 6 weeks before attending the practical training.

Contact the Health and Safety helpdesk for more information or advice

Who this training is for

  • all employees involved in the manual handling of inanimate loads
  • employees that have completed the manual handling theory module on HSELanD

Training format

Classroom

Course content

You will be assessed on your ability to carry out manual handling skills.

These include:

  • floor lift
  • bench lift
  • bench to height (shoulder)
  • pushing and pulling
  • team lift of 2 or more handlers
  • one arm lift and 2 arms lift

Duration

The training takes approximately 3 hours. This will depend on the complexity of handling procedures being taught.

How to book

See: booking classroom-based manual handling training

Certification

You will get a certificate on completion of the training.

Page last reviewed: 20/11/2020
Next review due: 20/11/2023