Course Programme


JMD Training, Unit 2, 6b Wildflower Way, Boucher Road, Belfast, BT12 6TA


One Day

Course Aim:

The aim of this Manual Handling Training one-day course is to improve the manual handling techniques of operatives and to raise awareness of health & safety in the workplace when involved in manual handling activities.
The programme content includes the following:

  • Health & Safety legislation
  • Health & safety at Work Order NI 1978
  • Manual Handling Operations Regulations
  • Provision & Use of Work Equipment Regulations
  • Personal Protective Equipment Regulations
  • Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations

Topics Include:

  • What is Manual Handling ?
  • Manual Handling Related Injuries
  • Employer Responsibilities & Legal Compliance
  • Employee Responsibilities & Cooperation with Employer
  • Physiology of the Spine
  • Safe Lifting Techniques
  • Kinetic Lifting Techniques
  • Load Handling
  • Practical Assessment
  • Course Feedback

Candidate’s progress will be continually monitored throughout the programme. All candidates will be required to participate in a basic manual handling activity. Recommendations for further training may be made if candidates appear to have serious bad practice or are inexperienced.

JMD Training - Manual Handling