Who is this course for?

The course is aimed at anyone who requires a basic understanding of manual handling and how to life and carry loads correctly.


To introduce manual handling safe practices in the workplace.

Learning Outcomes

Our EUSR Manual Handling assessment based course allows us to introduce safe practices in the workplace. Delegates will be aware of the principles behind safe manual handling of loads. To lift and carry loads within their capacity using aids and assistance as required.

Delegates will learn how to state the parts of the body at risk of injury when lifting incorrectly and the injuries that may occur as a result. They will be able to demonstrate the techniques that can be applied to the manual handling of loads in order to achieve economy of effort and observe the improvements in their manual handling skills.

Course Content

  • Introduction to Manual Handling
  • Statistical Evidence
  • Legislation
  • Understanding of anatomy related to manual handling
  • The leverage effect
  • Causes of back pain
  • Introduction to base movement
  • Top heavy movement
  • Dual lifting techniques
  • Team lifting techniques
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • The use of mechanised lifting aids
  • Workplace specific practical application

Delivery Method

A combination of classroom based activity, syndicate working and presentation/demonstrations and practical application. A wide range of video and photographic material is used to enhance the learning experience for delegates.

Assessment and Certification

Continual assessment process with final written question paper and practical assessment leading to EUSR certification of achievement.


3-3.5 hours

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This course is also available as an Open Course

To book an individual onto this course at our Training Academy in Poling, West Sussex - choose from one of the currently scheduled dates below.

EUSR Manual Handling
Please call for course dates £55 +vat pp & EUSR Card Fees