Manual Handling Operations



Manual handling operations are one of the most common causes of injury at work and cause over one third of all workplace injuries. These include work related Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs) such as upper and lower limb pain/disorders, joint and repetitive strain injuries. Indeed, manual handling training is now likely to be compulsory training in any workplace expecting staff members to lift inanimate objects as part of their job role. 


Suitable for construction operatives and other industries.

  • Introduction to the structure and function of the spine
  • Basic prinicples involved in the mechanics of the lifting
  • Relating the mechanics of lifting to the anatomy
  • Demonstration, practice and assessment of typical handling tasks