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Manual Handling Courses

Manual handling courses

Expert manual handling training courses delivered by safety experts

Why is manual handling training important?

It’s estimated that 21% of all non-fatal workplace injuries are attributable to manual handling injuries and that a third of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are also caused through manual handling activities. Our manual handling training courses are designed to help minimise the incidence of MSDs, reduce the risk of injury to your employees and increase productivity through absence avoidance.

"Knowledgeable, experienced, informative and a well delivered course."

Alan Goodman
Head of Event Services - NEC Group

Is manual handling a legal requirement?

As an employer, you must protect your workers from the risk of injury associated with hazardous manual handling. Although manual handling training is not mandatory for all employees, the law sets out how employers must deal with the risks associated with manual handling through:

  • Avoiding hazardous manual handling, so far as is reasonably practicable
  • Assessing the risk of injury from any hazardous manual handling operations that cannot be avoided
  • Reducing the risk of injury from hazardous manual handling to as low as reasonably practicable

Why study with RoSPA?


Boost your employees’ safety with manual handling training


Stay safe with our professional manual handling practitioners


Empower your organisation with practical skills and relevant theory


Achieve your goals with our adaptable study options

Which manual handling course should I take?

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RoSPA Level 3 Award in Manual Handling Trainers

This manual handling train the trainer qualification will help you minimise the incidence of MSDs and provide you with the knowledge and skills to deliver bespoke, effective manual handling training within your organisation

RoSPA Level 2 Award in Safe Moving and Handling in the Workplace

Designed to equip workers with the knowledge and skills needed to perform manual handling tasks safely. This one-day course focuses on providing a solid foundation in safe moving and handling techniques, with the aim of reducing the risk of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) associated with incorrect manual handling.


"Knowledgeable, experienced, informative and a well delivered course."

Alan Goodman
Head of Event Services - NEC Group

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