Manual Handling Awareness

Price: £45 +VAT

Duration: 0.5 day

Maximum Delegates: 20

Minimum Delegates: 1


During the Manual Handling Awareness training course, learners will acquire the key principles of manual handling and how to apply these to their workplace. They will also practice these range of techniques, ensuring that they leave the course confident and proficient in moving and handling.

Learning outcomes

  • Understand the reasons for safe manual handling

  • Understand how manual handling risk assessments contribute to improving health and safety

  • Understand the principles, types of equipment and testing requirements associated with manual handling safety

  • Be able to apply safe manual handling principles

Logic has devised assessment tools to make sure learners gain the required knowledge, skills and understanding.

Practical assessments – observed by the trainer throughout the course, with the results of each learning outcome recorded on the practical assessment paperwork. There are 3 practical assessments for this qualification that can be incorporated:

  • Solo Manual Handling

  • Team Manual Handling

  • Using Equipment

Formative assessments – a range of informal assessment procedures employed by the trainer/assessor during the learning process to measure each learner’s knowledge, skills and understanding related to the assessment criteria.

Entry requirements
Learners must be at least 14 years old on the first day of the training. There are no other formal entry requirements but to benefit from the learning we advise that learners have a minimum of Level 1 in literacy or numeracy or equivalent.

Other course requirements
Due to the practical nature of this course, learners should wear appropriate clothing and footwear, e.g. trousers and flat footwear.

If the course is required to be bespoke for your work environment it is recommended that the course be held at your workplace to be able to practice the manual handling techniques relevant to your workforce.

Meet Your Trainers
Matt Bloomfield

Health and Safety Consultant

Matt has been part of the Logic team since 2008, progressing from his starting role as a technical administrator, to his current role. Matt comes from a multi-disciplined background, and is a strong and dedicated member of the Logic team. Matt is responsible for undertaking the majority of Logic Consult’s asbestos surveys and manages our extensive database.


Further career development has seen Matt complete his NEBOSH General Certificate and do Level 3 EATs qualification making Matt a valuable member of the Logic training team. Matt has just commenced his NVQ Level 5 in Occupational Health and Safety.