South West Assessment and Training

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Manual handling training course


A one day course providing an overview of the relevant legislation and issues, followed by a practical checklist approach for risk assessments which can be applied in most working environments.

Course objectives/key benefits

If you or your staff are undertaking potentially hazardous manual handling activities, then it is a legal requirement under the Manual Handling Operations Regulations to ensure that effective training is provided.

According to the Health and Safety Executive, more than 20% of the accidents reported each year are associated with Manual Handling [source:].

South West Assessment and Training's Manual Handling awareness course will provide your staff with the knowledge to reduce the risks from Manual handling activities and understand the basic technique for completing a safe lift.

PLEASE NOTE: This course can be undertaken 'on-site' at the delegates' premises. Please contact our office on 01579 348544 or for further details.

Who is the course aimed at?

Anyone whose job involves manual handling or its management.

Entry requirements/pre-requisites

There are no pre-requisites to undertaking this course.

Course content

Course duration

Half a day

Training Method

Theory and practical workshop


Although there is no formal assessment a practical exercise and a question paper related to manual handling is given to each candidate to complete at the end of the course.

Course Outcome/Qualification

SWAAT Certificate in Manual Handling

Please contact our office on 01579 348544 or at for further details.

Materials Provided

Candidates will be provided with a training pack


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South West Assessment and Training, 1 Quimperle Road, Liskeard, Cornwall, PL14 3US. TEL: 01579 348544. Email:

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