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Manual handling training courses

Manual Handling Training

Contour Training provide Manual Handling training courses accredited by Lantra Awards and NPORS.  These half to one day courses are classroom based and can take up to 10 delegates.

“More than a third of all over-3-day injuries reported each year to HSE and local authorities are caused by manual handling” (Source HSE). The cost to both worker and employer from such accidents can be significant, manual handling injuries often result in long-term absence from work and even compensation claims. The occurrence of such incidents can be drastically reduced with proper workforce training and the use of risk assessments.


Course overview

  • Manual handling risk factors and how injuries can occur
  • How to carry out safe manual handling including good handling technique
  • Appropriate systems of work for the individual’s tasks and environment
  • Use of mechanical aids
  • Practical work to allow the trainer to identify and put right anything the trainee is not doing safely

Course Details:


Half - 1 day


Assessments per day:

10 max


Accrediting bodies:

Lantra Awards, NPORS