Manual Handling Training


If you have to lift, lower, push or pull anything at work, it’s a legal requirement that your employer gives you manual handling training.

Our manual handling courses provide you with the knowledge and skills that you can (and should) use whenever undertaking any manual handling. As any back pain sufferer will tell you, you only have one back and you need to look after it.

The course is perfect for anyone over 14 years old & for you at anytime during your working life and beyond.

We offer manual handling training as a face2face course certified by ourselves or by an Ofqual regulated Awarding Organisation, and as an online e-learning course. Which will you choose?

Not sure if this course is right for you? Read our FAQ page.


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Brand: Chris Garland Training

Manual Handling Training

Our course is perfect for anyone who may need to undertake manual handling, whether or not as part of your workplace role.

The term “loads” can be used to describe reams of paper, files, boxes, step ladders, paving slabs or anything else that needs to be carried. Whether you’re already in the workplace, or you’re just about to ender the workforce, this course will give you the knowledge & skills to be able to identify hazards and the controls related to lifting or moving of loads.

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Course syllabus includes:

  • Understand the reasons for safer manual handling.
  • Identify the potential injuries and ill health associated with incorrect manual handing.
  • Outline employers and employees responsibilities relating to manual handling at work.
  • State the steps related to undertaking a manual handling risk assessment.
  • Select appropriate risk controls for common manual handling hazards.
  • Understand the principles, types of equipment and testing requirements associated with manual handling safety.
  • Select appropriate equipment to be used for manual handling tasks.
  • Outline the requirements for the testing, servicing and examination of manual handling and lifting equipment.
  • Be able to apply safe manual handling principles.
  • Demonstrate efficient and safe manual handling principles when;
    • applying effort to, or moving a load or object manually on their own.
    • using manual handling aids and equipment.
    • undertaking a manual handling task as part of a team.


There are two options available for this course and ultimately there is no difference in the validity of either, but some people prefer to choose one other the other. You will see a similar presentation, be assessed on the same practical skills & to the same degree, but sit a multiple choice exam paper on the longer accredited course.

  • Certified by Chris Garland Training:
    • This is the default option.
    • PDF format certificates are issued as standard, but paper certificates can be requested as well.
    • Your certificate is valid for 3 years.
  • Certified by the Ofqual Regulated Awarding Organisation:
    • Level 2 Award In Manual Handling Loads at Work (RQF)
    • If you’d prefer this option, please select this option when making your booking.
    • PDF format certificates are issued as standard, but paper certificates can be requested as well.
    • Your certificate is valid for 3 years.

Course duration:

  • Certified by Chris Garland Training:
    • 3 hour course.
    • Generally we run these courses from 9am – 12.30pm or 1.30pm – 4.30pm.
  • Certified by the Ofqual Regulated Awarding Organisation:
    • 6 hour course.
    • Generally we run these from 9.30am – 4.30pm.


  • Certified by Chris Garland Training:
    • Practical assessments throughout the course.
  • Certified by the Ofqual Regulated Awarding Organisation:
    • Practical assessments throughout the course & multiple choice test at the end.


  • We recommend that you have a reasonable understanding of English & maths (e.g. GCSE grade D/Level 1) before undertaking this course. This is not mandatory – please contact us to discuss any reasonable adjustments to accommodate your needs.
  • You’ll need to be physically capable of undertaking practical tasks in a safe manner.
  • You’ll also need to be at least 14 years old to undertake this course.


  • All classroom courses have a minimum and maximum number of candidates that we can take on a course.
    • Minimum: We need a minimum of 4 candidates on an open/scheduled course for the course to run. Click here for more details.
    • Maximum: We are limited by the Health & Safety Executive, and (where applicable) by the Awarding Organisation, to a maximum of 12 candidates per instructor.
  • Should you have more than 12 candidates to be trained, please contact us to discuss your training needs.

Geographical coverage:

  • This manual handling course is available to candidates across the UK & abroad.
  • While the course can be delivered in other countries, you should note that the content was developed in accordance with current UK practice, protocols & guidance.


  • Scheduled courses run at our training centre in Knutsford, Cheshire. Visit our Joining Instructions page to read about what you will need to bring/wear, etc.
  • Why not arrange to have a private face to face course run at your workplace? Simply fill in our quote builder tool to request a quotation.

Joining instructions:

Private courses:

  • To arrange a private course for yourself or your colleagues, please fill in our Quote Builder tool.


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• Established 2012
• Trusted and recommended by training providers, nationwide.
• Consistently receiving 5 star reviews from our clients.
• Courses backed by Ofqual Regulated Awarding Organisations.
• Professionally qualified instructors, with Enhanced DBS Certificates.
• Credit/debit card, BACS and Purchase Order payments accepted.
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— Multi-National companies,
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— Dentists, Physiotherapists, Podiatrists,
— Other training companies,
— And many, many more!

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