½ Day Manual Handling Training Courses in Bristol
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Manual Handling


All delegates receive a Training Societi A4 Certificate and a photo ID card with a 5 year expiry

½ Day 08:30 am to 12:00 pm

£60 +VAT per person

  • Extensive handouts
  • Hire of equipment
  • Free parking & refreshments including sweets and biscuits
  • Free letter of attendance provided on request whilst certification is processed


  • Bristol
  • On site


If you have 1 to 12 delegates you can attend one of our open or public training courses.

We can open a private course or organise training on site for 4 to 12 delegates.


Lets face it, manual handling is a dry subject, but Alan and the team have livened this course up because we know that when a delegate is entertained, they engage and take away the serious message.

Course includes:

  • Health & Safety Laws & Regulations – Manual handling Operation Regulations 1992 (amended 2002)
  • The responsibilities of the employer and employee
  • What exactly is manual handling, and what types of injuries can occur
  • Biology of the back, why and how you should look after it
  • Manual Handling risk factors and how injuries can occur
  • A step by step guide to conducting a risk assessment and advice on how to collate method statements that operatives can understand and easily follow

  • Good posture and technique whilst lifting, lowering, pushing, pulling and carrying loads
  • Mechanical Aids available on the market to assist with your manual handling assessments
  • The importance of issuing and using the correct PPE, and step by step guide of how to inspect it
  • All the above is intermingled with practical sessions to identify and put right anything the trainees are not doing safely
  • Test paper/questions/ handouts & review

Who Needs Manual Handling Training

Essential for any staff who lift or move loads, we also advise that supervisors, managers and business owners attend to learn about mechanical aids, unsafe loads and safe working conditions. Also highly recommended for those who are involved in the purchase of manual handling aids and producing company policy.


Trainer - Alan Bigwood
Alan Bigwood

Alan is our Senior Trainer and Technical Director.

He spent 30 years as a Health & Safety Director of a National Construction company, so he has the muddy boots experience, the qualifications, the stories as well as the likability and sense of humour so crucial to helping people understand the importance of Health & Safety in the workplace.

Course Dates


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Dates Days Price per Person * Location Status
Thu 7 Dec 1 £60.00 Bristol HQ BS4 - St Annes Book Now 7 Places Available
Tue 23 Jan 1 £80.00 Bristol HQ BS4 - St Annes Book Now 12 Places Available
Tue 20 Feb 1 £80.00 Bristol HQ BS4 - St Annes - Main Training Suite Book Now 11 Places Available

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Feedback on Manual Handling Course

I now know how to lift correctly; good clear instructor.

Julie French - Administrator

We Care and Repair

Make the simple things more relevant, makes the obvious stand out, very light course.

Dean Hawkins - Managing Director

Hawkins Insulation Ltd


I think it was very well presented which made me understand all necessary theory required to be safe.

Invaluable knowledge to take forward, eye opening and learnt a great deal.

Glen Dunne - Supervisor

Coldstar UK