Manual Handling Courses in the UK

Read about and book onto our Manual Handling courses below.

Our list of Manual Handling Courses:

We provide the effective Manual Handling training courses listed below, from our UK training centre, and in some instances, at our client’s workplace.

Each course covers essential manual handling techniques and manual handling awareness activities. The course is aimed at assessing the risk and ensuring there are fewer workplace injuries due to the lack of manual handling risk assessment and training in your business.

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Moving Loads at Work
Moving People Safely.

What is Manual Handling?

Manual Handling is defined as the transporting or supporting of a load, including lifting, putting down, pushing, pulling, carrying or moving, by hand or by bodily force. The term Load is not limited to inanimate objects. The term also includes people and animals. Source – The Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 from

The benefits of our handling courses:

Here are some of the benefits of your employees successful completion of our Manual Handling courses:

  • Save money training your own employees, rather than buying training in
  • The training is specific to your organisation
  • New employees are trained quickly by your own staff
  • Updates on new handling techniques can be given in-house
  • Returning employees can have a 1-1 update
  • Reduce poor manual handling and risk of musculoskeletal injuries
  • Fewer injuries to employees mean less time off work
  • Your employees feel cared for.


More info on these courses below.

Please note, our trainers are here to answer your questions, including those on course content, completion of the course and the expiry date of qualifications.

Unless otherwise stated, all individual courses will take place at the AMTD Training Centre in Blackburn. This is at Suite 7C, Saturn Centre, Challenge Way, Blackburn BB1 5QB

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    • There is a short multiple-choice exam – 15 questions
    • You will complete a Risk assessment
    • You will put together and deliver a Micro Teach on day 3
    • Your Peers will also assess you ( better make friends with them quick! )
    • You will complete a reflective account of your micro-teach session
    You are not doing any of these assessments without being fully supported by me – Don’t worry, that’s why we have small class sizes!
  • Level 3 Award in Education and Training- This is a first level teaching qualification run over 6 weeks through virtual classrooms using Zoom and just 1 face to face assessment day at our training centre- ideal if you wanted to extend the subjects you train eg First Aid either in your workplace or as a self employed Trainer! Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement- This a full assessing qualification delivered over 8 weeks using Zoom and face-to-face assessments in your workplace – ideal for assessing apprentices in the workplace or in College.
  • All qualifications should be updated especially a qualification that contains practical skills! We look forward to welcoming you back in three years from the last day of your course to provide you with even more up-to-date information and practice. You will attend day 1 and 2 of the three day programme providing you an opportunity to meet other delegates from a variety of health and social care settings. Don’t worry we will contact you at least 3 months before with a gentle reminder and choice of dates for your peace of mind. Cost £295 pp
  • The Operations Regulations 1992 often referred to as MHOR 1992 set out a clear ranking of measures for dealing with risks from manual handling, these are:
    • first: avoid hazardous handling operations so far as is reasonably practicable;
    • second: assess any hazardous handling operations that cannot be avoided; and
    • third: reduce the risk of injury so far as is reasonably practicable.
    This document can be downloaded free from this page: HSE Operations Regulations 1992 - Guidance on Regulations - L23 (
Workers suffering from work-related musculoskeletal disorders in 2019/20
Musculoskeletal injuries as a result of heavy lifting in 2019/20
Working days lost due to work-related musculoskeletal disorders in 2019/20

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Here’s what some recent delegates said about their experience:

  • Very professional and delivered to high standards. Alison's teaching ability, style and subject knowledge were high class and she made everyone on the course feel welcome. Thank you AMTD

    Ray Duell - Health and Safety Consultant Trainer at Duell Training
  • I have absolutely loved this course with Alison, it far exceeded any expectations I had beforehand! She is extremely knowledgeable and created a comfortable learning environment. Brilliant 3 days. Thank you!

    Debbie Bewley - Registered Nurse at My Life - March 2021
  • Alison is a lovely and approachable lady. She has been supportive and ensured we understood what was expected. She has made me feel confident in my future training

    Jenny Hughs - Registered Nurse and Registered Social Worker- Homecare Direct - March 2021
  • Thank you for a lovely 3 days. I’ve come away with much more knowledge.

    Harriet Cuming - Trainer at Home Instead Ormskirk - Nov 2020
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