Safe Moving and Handling

The aim of this course is an introduction to moving and handling activities for those starting work, returning to work or who needs specific training in manual handling, also to understand that moving and handling must be carried out correctly and to recognise the importance of ensuring a safer working environment

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Safe Moving and Handling course summary images

  • 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 apply safe manual handling principles

Learning outcomes

  • Outline the potential injuries and ill health associated with incorrect manual handling
  • Outline employers and employees duties relating to manual handling at work
  • Outline the consequences for non-compliance with health and safety requirements at work
  • Explain the terms ‘hazard’ and ‘risk’ in the context of manual handling at work
  • Outline the process for carrying out a manual handling risk assessment


  • All delegates will receive a certificate of attendance