Manual Handling Training Courses

See the general info. about our Manual Handling Training courses below.
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Our Manual Handling Training courses:

Our Manual handling courses include the following:

Moving & Handling for Trainers
Moving & Handling Loads
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 – it includes people (and animals). Source: The Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 from

Manual Handling Training benefits:

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

  • You save money by training your own employees and not buying in training.
  • Your training is specific to your organisation and to the people you care for.
  • New employees are trained quickly in Manual Handling.
  • Employees returning to work from illnesses can have a 1:1 update to make sure they are safe to work
  • Your employees have fewer musculoskeletal injuries and time off work.
  • Your employees feel cared for.

More info on Manual Handling courses below.

Unless otherwise stated for individual courses, all AMTD Manual Handling Training courses will take place at the AMTD Training Centre, Suite 7C, Saturn Centre, Challenge Way, Blackburn BB1 5QB

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  • We only deliver manual handling training courses to small groups, max number 4 – 6 ! This means that you will get lots of opportunity to practice your new skills and you will feel confident to discuss any bits of the course you are struggling with! During the programme you will put together your manual handling training programme and have the opportunity to complete a Micro Teach session. You get all the resources you need for the course, just bring your motivated self! We will feed and water you all day, just let us know of any dietary issues on your booking form.
    • Various Health and Social care sector employees including:
    • Registered Care managers
    • Registered Nurses
    • Care workers
    • Key workers
    • Personal assistants
    • Social  Care workers who can study at level 3
    • Previous Key Movers.
    • This is a practical course so you must be physically fit enough to complete simulated manual handling
    • Please tell me if there are any moves that you feel you are unable to do.
    • Please wear appropriate footwear and comfortable clothing.
    • Some knowledge/experience of the health and social care sector is required.
    • This is a 3 day course , all days 9.30 – 4.30 but on day one please arrive at 9am for admin
    • You will be expected to partake fully in all procedures, assessments and individual work activities.
  • The Manual Handling 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 manual handling operations so far as is reasonably practicable;
    • second: assess any hazardous manual handling operations that cannot be avoided; and
    • third: reduce the risk of injury so far as is reasonably practicable.
    The document Manual handling - Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 - Guidance on Regulations can be downloaded free from this page Manual handling. Manual Handling 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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