Manual Handling Train The Trainer Course

Accredited Manual Handling Train the Trainer Course

  • Is ideal for any organisation wishing to deliver manual handling training within their organisation.
  • Is designed by experts to provide all the knowledge and skills you need to become a qualified manual handling instructor for the handling of inanimate loads.
  • Includes a manual handling trainer’s customisable toolkit.

Please note, this is not a people handling and moving course.

Duration: 2 days


  • Private course onsite or remote via Teams
  • Open course via Teams

Accreditation: CPD


  • Worksafe UK Certificate of Course Completion
  • CPD Certificate and 12 CPD hours
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“Tony is an exceptional trainer and was able to put us at ease straight away. The content was great and allows me to be able to deliver train the trainer courses well informed.

GC, Alesco Services Ltd
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“Excellent course – well balanced in content.”

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“Very good, very useful. I am leaving happy to train others.”

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“Very clear, efficient and brilliant demonstration. Meeting all objectives.”

JMS, London Borough of Waltham Forest

About This Course

This is a highly interactive and information-packed Manual Handling Train the Trainer course designed to equip you with everything you need to be a manual handling instructor. On completion of our course you will:

  • Understand how to carry out an assessment of the risk before undertaking a manual handling task, therefore avoiding dangerous and costly mistakes.
  • Learn the correct techniques for lifting and moving and mechanical aids and strategies to use in order to reduce risk.
  • Be aware of the legal requirements placed on employers as laid out in the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 and other legislation.
  • Learn how to use effective training techniques.
  • Practise your delivery of a Manual Handling course whilst being observed by your trainer.

On completion, successful delegates will receive a Worksafe UK Certificate of Course Completion plus CPD certification and 12 CPD points.  Delegates also receive a Manual Handling Instructor Toolkit so you can start teaching without delay.

Course Aims

On successful completion of this course, you will:

  • Know the legal considerations of manual handling and the requirements of the Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 and associated guidance.
  • Understand the principles and practice of manual handling risk assessment in the workplace. Carry out a simple manual handling risk assessment.
  • Be able to instruct on how to carry out a manual handling risk assessment.
  • Know how to control risk by using safe systems of work such as team lifting, mechanical aids and pushing/pulling.
  • Understand basic human anatomy and its relationship to safe lifting techniques.
  • To be able to apply efficient movement principles and safe practice to the movement of loads.


  • Defining a manual handling task.
  • Legal requirements and how to ensure your compliance.
  • Work-related injuries and the consequences of poor manual handling.
  • Anatomy of the spine.
  • Correct lifting and moving techniques.
  • Safe systems of work including the use of mechanical aids and team lifting.
  • How to risk assess a manual handling task.
  • Delivery/presentation skills and training techniques.
  • Delivering a manual handling training session.
  • Self-evaluation.
  • Feedback.
  • Q&As.

Who Should Attend?

The Manual Handling Train the Trainer course is suitable for you if your job requires you to instruct others on the correct lifting and handling of loads. For instance Facilities Managers, Health and Safety personnel, Warehouse Managers and anyone else who is responsible for training staff the correct manual handling techniques.

Benefits to you

By learning how to deliver training yourself, as often as it is needed, you save the cost of bringing in external trainers.

We provide you with a toolkit containing everything you need to deliver a manual handling course.

Our course is accredited by CPD. This means you can be assured it reaches professional standards of excellence.

CPD Certified

Book Open Course

Our open courses are live, instructor-led and fully interactive courses delivered via Teams. An excellent choice where you have one or two delegates to train.

As well as being cost-effective, it allows delegates to meet, network and share knowledge with people from other organisations.

Arrange a Course

A private course, delivered on a date of your choice, is an excellent choice where you have a number of people to train. We can even customise the content for you.

Delivered onsite at your place of work or, where possible, via Teams.

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