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Astutis Manual Handling

Manual handling injuries can have serious implications for the employer and the person who has been injured.

In fact, a third of all workplace injuries are manual handling related. These include work-related MSD’s such as pain and injuries to arms, legs and joints, and repetitive strain injuries of various sorts.

We offer a range of tailored manual handling courses including: Safe Handling Techniques, Manual Handling Risk Assessment, Manual Handling for Trainers and Manual Handling for Assessors.

Our Manual Handling in Practice course in now available as an Online Course.

Discounts are available for bulk purchases. 

Learning Methods



Variable 1-5 days

Entry Requirements

Variable depending on the course.

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Why is dealing with manual handling important?

Manual handling tasks such as lifting, pushing and carrying heavy or bulky items have a potential for causing musculoskeletal (MSD) injuries to workers in the workplace.

They can occur almost anywhere in the workplace and heavy manual labour, awkward postures, repetitive movements of arms, legs and back or previous/existing injury can increase the risk.

To help prevent manual handling injuries in the workplace, employers must look at the risks of that task and put sensible health and safety measures in place such as manual handling training to prevent and avoid injury.

Our manual handling courses help identify and correct unsafe manual handling conditions, thus preventing workplace injury.

Whatever your industry, we have a physical on-site classroom course, virtual courses and an online course option to help your workforce stay protected.
 Astutis Online Academy. Take a look at our latest inside the online course video to discover how we deliver our modern interactive online experience.


  • Manual Handling

    Safe Handling Techniques

  • Manual Handling

    Risk Assessment

  • Manual Handling

    For Trainers

  • Manual Handling

    For Assessors and Trainers


  • Dependant on the course, the assessment may be a written test, a practical assignment, through to a detailed presentation. 

    For our Online Manual Handing in Practice Course, the learner will be issued with an assessment form which is returned to Astutis whereby a qualified assessor will undertake the marking of the assessments.

Course Length

  • Manual Handling in Practice Online Course: 7-hours

    Manual handling safe handling techniques: 0.5-days

    Manual handling risk assessment: 2-days

    Manual handling for trainers: 3-days

    Manual handling for assessors and trainers: 4-days

Learning Methods

  • On-Site

    Delivered on-site

  • Online

    Instant access with interactive study support 

  • Virtual

    Live-online, engaging and interactive classes

Manual Handling
Safe Handling Techniques The aim of the half-day course is to equip you with the knowledge and practical skills to apply safe handling techniques when pulling, pushing and lifting, to avoid the risk of injury to yourself or others.
Manual Handling
Risk Assessment This short two-day course is for anyone who has to carry out manual handling risk assessments in the workplace. On successful completion of the course, you will be able to carry out a manual handling risk assessment in line with the requirements of the Manual Handling Operations Regulations and its associated guidance.
Manual Handling
For Trainers This four-day course is suitable for managers, safety representatives, or anyone who may teach or risk assess manual handling, or have management responsibility for those who do. Before attendance you should have attended a manual handling course or have experience of correct manual handling techniques.
Manual Handling
For Assessors and Trainers This four-day course is suitable for managers, safety representatives, or anyone who may teach or risk assess manual handling, or have management responsibility for those who do. Before attendance you should have attended a manual handling course or have experience of correct manual handling techniques.
Course Content
· Definitions
· Anatomy &

· Injuries and ageing
· Legal requirements
· Manual Handling equipment and training
· Assessment tools
· Manual handling in the office & home


Manual Handling in Practice Course Guide

Manual Handling Safe Handling Techniques Course Guide

Manual Handling Risk Assessment Course Guide

Manual Handling for Trainers Course Guide

Manual Handling for Assessors and Trainers Course Guide

The assessment consists of a written or an online assessment, delivery of a training presentation if applicable and completion of a manual handling risk assessment in their workplace.
Once you complete the course, or completed a module, your tutor will issue you with an assessment or a practical assesment. 

Marking of the assessment and posting of the certificate take up between 2-4 weeks. A digital copy of the certificate is also available if required.
Workplace Training

Develop your people for a better organisation

By applying the knowledge and skills gained from Manual Handling training  you will contribute to maintaining a safe and healthy workplace.

Our training has been tried and tested by 100,000 health and safety professionals. We offer a range of learning options including virtual classroom, online and on-site classroom courses delivered at a premises of your choice at a time to suit your needs.

Benefits Of Staff Training At Your Organisation

Cost and time saving benefits for larger number of staff.
Your own dedicated account manager to organise all aspects of your training.
Relevant training for your staff can be tailored to company requests.
Choice and convenience of training delivery options to suit your staff.

Whats The Best Way For My Staff To Learn?

Dependent on staff availability, location, budget and your company needs, choose from the options:

Online - Our interactive and multimedia rich courses for staff to fit in around their commitments

Virtual - The Virtual Learning Academy is the most modern approach to delivering live-online training without the need to travel

Classroom - Expert tutor-led delivery that is hosted in a professional training environment across 6-sites within the UK.

Workplace Training

Helping You To Train Your Staff

Independent and practical consultancy support provided by our Chartered Health and Safety, and Environmental practitioners.

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