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FST Moving & Handling Course – Onsite Manual Handling Courses.

A manual handling course is essential to employees who perform pushing, pulling, lifting and a variety of other daily physical tasks.

Manual handling training is a legal requirement and is delivered onsite nationwide by FST professionals.



Manual Handling (The Law)

The Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 the act states that employers must ‘ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the safety, health and welfare at work of his or her employees’. The person in control to any extent of the workplace should ensure a safe workplace, safe access, safe egress and safe articles or substances.


“Manual Handling involves any transporting or supporting of any load by one or more employees, and includes lifting, putting down, pushing, pulling, carrying or moving a load, which by reason of its characteristics or unfavorable ergonomic conditions, involves risk, particularly of back injury, to employees.”

Course Content

  • Legislation
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Lifting Techniques
  • Ergonomic Aids

Understanding  Health & Safety Manual Handling.

The term manual handling covers a multitude of often mundane physical tasks including lifting, pulling, pushing, placing down; carrying plus moving & transportation.

The comprehensive definition meaningfully addresses all adverse aspects of antagonistic ergonomic positions. Preforming necessary tasks often involves physical maneuvering under injury risky circumstances. These are often little understood by the active person.

Inextricably, they critically involve elevated risk of acute bodily injury, particularly to the back area.

Our manual handling course objectives provide all participants with extensive knowledge regarding the threats that can occur from the simplest of actions or movements against ones own body-weight.  

Managing Risk In The Workplace

Musculoskeletal Health

In fundamental essence our capable bodies skeletal system is held together by a countless myriad of specific muscle groups which function in tandem so we can naturally proceed and move freely while simultaneously performing physical tasks.

In Specific Context Of Anatomical Hardware We Are Comprised Of:

  • Ligaments
  • Muscles
  • Tendons
  • Nerves
  • Tissue
  • Blood Vessels
  • Bone

Regrettably, many workplaces invariably fail to strategically place sufficient emphasis on carefully managing possible risk. Even the simplest of bodily activity can inevitably result in personal injury to any of the above.


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Manual Handling Training & The Dangers To Your Body & Back.

Health & Safety Manual Handling in the workplace correctly is something that should never be underestimated. 

It is absolutely crucial that you gather all there is to know factually regarding any load being manually handled. Explicitly when we carefully consider the bodily and posture impact of precise weight and load bearing, maneuvering, etc. of any given objects.

Consistently, the most prominent problems which result in negative outcomes when we willingly perform uncontrolled manual handling in the workplace is immoderately excessive weight endurance on active muscles and bones, etc.

In critical addition, on going wear and tear issues to the lower back, particularly taking into account the lumbar intervertebral discs is very common. These ordinarily provide cushioning between vertebrae and naturally absorb direct pressure brought to bear on the spine. As a direct result, they often become damaged with accompanying back pain that can be moderate to severe. This often results in elective surgery and a lifetime of injury pain.


Searched For Manual Handling Training Courses Near Me ?

Well, the answer is yes, we are! Our team are available on-site Nationwide.


In relation to whichever necessary course we are teaching, when we arrive at your property and/or place of business, we will always require a room size that easily accommodates your course participants.

On-site course training is just as available for a single person as it is for an entire group. Simply get in touch to find out more.

We regularly accommodate urgent on-site fire safety courses. Again, simply get in touch, and we will put all the necessary arrangements into place for you. 

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