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Manual Handling Techniques


Like driving, manual handling techniques often deteriorate over time, falling victim to bad habits and the desire to just ‘get a job done’. But manual handling is a significant contributor to workplace injuries, with musculoskeletal disorders common in the long-term and accidents from incorrect handling causing breaks, sprains and strains in short. With most employees across all sectors manually handling in some way, the best way for employers to reduce the risk of accident and injury in their workforce is with regular, compulsory, high-quality training.

This Citrus certification delivers the necessary skills, knowledge, and understanding of safe manual handling techniques. It is for anyone needing practical and theory-based training and assessment to work safely.

Course Outline

A mix of practical and theory-based exercises and tutorials take delegates through safe manual handling techniques and why they are essential. In addition, they’ll participate in practical activities to correctly lift, handle and move, eliminating any bad habits and opportunities for injury.

The course reflects national standards and industry best practices and is fully accredited in line with regulations. In addition, choose to learn with Citrus, and delegates will benefit from our custom-built training facilities and customer-first approach.

Our occupationally and technically-experienced trainers coach delegates on this course, completing the session with a question and answer paper and practical assessment to follow. They must pass the assessment to qualify for the Citrus Certificate and Citrus ID Card, valid for three years.   

Course Programme

This training is essential for anyone to work safely in any industry. Delegates will review legal requirements, ensure safety compliance, and understand procedures, appropriate documentation and classifications.

The learnings will take delegates through; 

  • Manual Handling Techniques legislation and regulations
  • What Manual Handling means to them
  • Injury and illness relating to poor lifting and handling techniques 
  • Methods of eliminating or reducing the need for Manual Handling operations 
  • Mechanical aids to eliminate or reduce manual handling in the workplace 
  • Manual Handling risk assessment (TILE/LITE)   
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) 
  • Correct lifting and handling techniques - theory and practical 
  • Team lifting and handling techniques - theory
On Completion

At the end of the training, successful delegates will:  

  • Understand the definition of Manual Handling 
  • Know how to eliminate or reduce the need for Manual Handling 
  • Show an understanding of the TILE risk assessment 
  • Outline associated injuries and illnesses due to poor manual handling
  • Demonstrate correct lifting procedures 
  • How to conduct team lifting operations

On successful completion of the course, delegates receive their Citrus Certificate and Citrus Training ID card, valid for three years.  

Who Should Attend?

This Manual Handling Citrus Certification is suitable for anyone, no matter their role or industry sector. 

Course Duration

The training is a half-day session, finishing with a short written assessment and practical exercises.

Why Citrus?

We dedicate our efforts to unrivalled quality and the customer experience at Citrus Training. As a result, we are the leading UK-based provider of health, safety and technical training and assessment services to the Built Environment and Utility sectors. 

Citrus Training serves 85 of the top 100 building services companies in the market. With nearly 20-years of sector-specific experience, we’ve gained invaluable training experiences and knowledge to pass on to our delegates.

Our Health and Safety At Work training is accredited, regulated, and has exceptionally high standards. Assessing short and long-term workplace risks,  we teach and promote current industry and legislative requirements to ensure delegates take them forward into their daily working lives.

Our occupationally experienced Health and Safety educators have successfully trained over 60,000 delegates across the Health and Safety At Work training category. Delivering courses at our nationwide, industry-leading and accredited training centres and offering the very best of training standards and quality assurance. 

Things You Need to Know

This Citrus Certifed course has practical elements, so delegates must inform their trainer if they have any serious health issues, physical problems, special considerations or are taking any medication which may create difficulties. 

There are no prerequisites for this course, and delegates can do so with no previous knowledge.

For training held at your location, please ensure that the classroom you make available has a 240v power supply and is a suitable size for the number of delegates attending. In addition, please ensure that the practical area has been risk-assessed, is free from harm, and is ideal for training. 

Popular FAQ's

Yes - delegates need to have a good understanding of the English language to take the course.

No, but there are practical elements, so delegates should make their trainer aware of any special considerations.

Yes - you need to make sure your premises have a 240v power supply, that your classroom is big enough and that the practical area has been risk-assessed and suitable before any training takes place.

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