Manual Handling Trainers


  • To know your role and responsibilities as a Trainer, within the work place.
  • To understand the principles of manual handling and the governing legislation in relation to the workplace.
  • To understand the causative factors of work-related injuries and especially low back pain and the potential problems associated with injuries at work.
  • To understand the importance of back care and to promote it into the workplace.
  • To be able to identify risks and hazards in the working environment and have the ability to work through the risk assessment procedure to a satisfactory conclusion.
  • To understand the principles of moving and handling, demonstrating a high degree of competence in object handling and moving & handling people.
  • To understand the importance of mobility assessment and the importance of the correct selection of handling techniques in order to meet individual needs.
  • To be able to identify the correct applications for a variety of equipment involved in handling, including a safe working knowledge of hoisting techniques and sling use.
  • To demonstrate good organisational and team skills in a practical handling setting.
  • To be able to lead teaching sessions, instructing and correcting others, in a variety of situations.
  • To demonstrate a good general understanding of the outline of the content of the course.



Manual Handling Trainers are elected by managers and are trained to competently undertake manual handling training, risk assessments and advise on good practice and equipment.

In addition, and in line with the Trust’s Safer Manual Handling Policy, trainers are responsible for:-

  • Cascading training within their work areas;
  • Maintaining complete records of attendance at manual handling training sessions;
  • Promoting safe manual handling practices within the department/ward;
  • Supporting managers in the identification & assessment of manual handling risks;
  • Liaising with staff, managers and the Manual Handling Service regarding problem areas;
  • Attending annual refresher training;

Dates: Monday 29th June, Monday 6th July and Monday 13th July 2020 (delegates need to attend all three days to gain their trainer certificate)

Cost: £250