Manual Handling

This course is very useful in all types of workplaces and is essential for responsible employer to have. Injured employees can lead to a strain on the workforce as well as a strain on the finances. In the workplace it is important to know how to safely lift objects. This information will prevent any injuries that may occur had the training not been provided.

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Who would benefit from the course?

The course is a benefit to both the participant who will now know how to safely move an object, and to the employer who does not need to worry about an employee injuring themselves while at work due to over straining themselves trying to moving something.


The course is both theoretical and practical and includes:

anatomyAnatomy of the back
injuriesBack injuries
regulationsHSE regulations & guidelines
equipmentUse of work equipment
riskRisk assessment
liftingLifting guidelines
handlingLoad handling
pushingPushing / pulling
awkwardAwkward loads
posturePosture when handling

Format & duration

The half day course covers the principals of safe lifting and handling. The course will be a mixture of practical scenarios and theoretical session. During this course the Medic 1 trainer will provide you with hand-out on the topics covered on the course.


There is no formal assessment for the course. However the Medic 1 tutor will continually assess your progress through out the duration.


On completion of the course you will receive a Medic 1 certificate. Certification is valid for one year. After this period has expired you will be required to retake the course in order to regain the certificate.


During the course Medic 1 will provide light refreshments. If you are travelling away from home to attend our courses we can book accommodation on your behalf. This would incur additional costs and can be arranged within a range of budgets

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Investing in your education is a commitment, in terms of finance and your time. We understand that and will do all we can to ensure the learning experience is a good one and represents good value to you. Please contact us for details on group booking discounts.

CPD & getting practice

Medic 1 offer additional bite sized on line modules that allow you to test and maintain your knowledge. It may be possible to offer successful students the opportunity of paid work with our experienced ambulance staff. If this is something you may be interested in, please ask your tutor at the end of the course.

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Interested? Book now to find out your closest venue location and upcoming course dates. If you have any queries or questions you can contact us by emailing or phone us on 01286 669 649.

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