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Manual handling risk assessment

Allows you to identify and reduce manual handling risks in your workplace

What is a manual handling risk assessment?

A manual handling risk assessment helps to identify where injuries could occur and what to do to prevent them. It is vital that suitable and sufficient risk assessments are carried out when you cannot avoid a manual handling task and there is a risk of injury. The implementation of suitable risk controls will help to ensure that the safety and health of the workforce are safeguarded.

Why take manual handling risk assessment training?

498,000 workers suffered from a work-related musculoskeletal disorder in 2018/2019, by carrying out a manual handling risk assessment within your organisation it will allow your organisation to risk assess any manual handling operation which will highlight any risks. This in turn will allow you to minimise these risks by putting in control measures to ensure your employees are safe.

Who is the manual handling risk assessment for?

This 1 day manual handling risk assessment course is designed for instructors, managers, training officers, safety professionals, those responsible for training others in manual handling techniques as well as previous Level 3 Manual Handling Trainers delegates.

"Clear, concise and a well presented course that kept my attention"

Peter Clarke
Senior Analytical Chemist - AkzoNobel Packaging Coating Ltd

Why study with RoSPA?


One of the first manual handling training providers


Delivered by professional manual handling safety practitioners


Practical skills and relevant theory that you can take back to your organisation


Flexible study options to suit your needs

What does the manual handling risk assessment course cover?

This one day manual handling risk assessment course covers:

  • Manual Handling Operations Regulations L23
  • The Structure and Function of the Spine and the Impact of Poor Posture
  • The Risk Assessment Process
  • Control Measures
  • Risk Assessment Practical

Where can I study the manual handling risk assessment course?

We recognise that everyone is different, which is why we offer a choice of study routes. You can attend a course at one of our training centres or have the course delivered in your workplace.


Our training centres allow you to get away from the distractions of the workplace and focus on your qualification


We can visit your workplace and deliver the course at a time and place to suit you. This is an effective way of training several delegates at the same time, saving on time and travel costs

"The course was very good, with the trainer having excellent knowledge and communicating this in a way which was easy to follow and understand. An overall excellent experience which will help me to develop a course that will be introduced within my workplace."

Daniel Brazil
Senior Officer, Specialist – Health, Safety and Wellbeing, Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council

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+44 (0)121 248 2019
RoSPA House, 28 Calthorpe Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 1RP, UK
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