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Manual Handling

Andrew Graham Course instructor with decades of experience.

About this course

This training covers all aspects of correct manual handling techniques within the workplace. This includes both low-risk environments, such as an office setting, and high-risk settings, like a construction site, incorporating optimal strategies to reduce the probability of musculoskeletal injuries and promote safe and efficient movement in the workplace.


Who is this course suitable for?

  • This course is suitable for anyone and can be applied to any workplace setting.

What will I learn:

  • Learn about current up to date Legislation.
  • Carry out manual handling risk assessments.
  • The musculoskeletal system. This involves understanding the structure, function, and interactions of the bones, muscles, joints, ligaments, and other connective tissues in the body.
  • Common injuries encountered using improper handling techniques.
  • How to execute safe manual handling techniques.
  • Learn about mechanical aids.
  • Learn how to carry out practical load moving exercises.

What will I leave with?

  • After successfully finishing the course, participants will receive a Coast Training certificate, which remains valid for a duration of two years. To maintain their certification, delegates are required to undergo the training again.

What to expect on the day

  • Registration and Welcome: The day typically begins with registration, where participants confirm their attendance and receive any necessary training materials or equipment.
  • Safety Briefing: A safety briefing is conducted to highlight the importance of adhering to safety protocols throughout the training session and in our centre.
  • Catering: Lunch is not provided for our 0.5 day courses.
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