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CIEH Principles of Manual Handling

Since 1992 it has become a legal requirement to ensure that any person who is required to transport or support a load, including lifting, putting down, pushing, pulling, carrying or moving of a load must be manual handling trained.

Manual Handling Course Information

Training Course Cost: Principles (part1) £60 + VAT, Parts 1 & 2 £105 + VAT
Duration: ½ Day Programme
Assessment: Multiple Choice examinations
Accredited: CIEH
Related Support Materials: Manual Handling course book

Manual Handling

Manual handling is the number one cause for lost working days as a result of an accident. Accidents and illness can result in disability, inability to work or death. Injuries to employees sustained while handling, lifting or carrying objects have accounted for 41% of all accidents in the workplace

This course enables employees to contribute to the development of safer handling methods and tasks within the workplace

These are just some of the subjects addressed in the course

  • The process of Manual Handling in the workplace
  • Manual Handling assessment and control options
  • Responsibilities imposed by the Manual Handling Operations Regulations
  • Manual handling injuries and the activities which cause them


Upon successful completion of the assessments, delegates will be awarded a ClEH Principles of Manual Handling Certificate.