Manual Handling Course

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8th November 2016

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Manual Handling Course PDF: download-pdf-d

Over recent years there has been a significant increase in the number of reported Musculoskeletal Disorder (MSD) injuries to the human frame and soft tissue caused by poor lifting and handling technique.

MSDs account for 33% of reported injuries at work leaving industry facing lost production time and a huge sickness bill. These injuries also place the NHS under pressure as the cost of treating MSD injuries rises.

Course Content

During the half day session, trainees will receive instruction and will be able to demonstrate their understanding and discuss the following:

  • Different types of manual lifting technique.
  • Safe lifting guidelines.
  • Duties of the employer and employee.
  • Lifting processes and systems of working.
  • Good lifting technique.
  • Lifting aids and equipment.


This half day course is internally certified by CEATA. Trainees will be required to demonstrate competence and understanding and will be assessed. Only successful trainees will be certified.

Who is the Course for?

Any person who undertakes manual handling and lifting activities at work.

How To Apply

There are several ways that you can apply:

  1. Apply online.
  2. Call reception on 0115 986 6321 and to arrange an appointment with Karen Hodgson or Stuart Hackett to visit the training academy or arrange for a member of our team to visit you.

Canal Engineering Ltd

Our Training Academy is located on Lenton Lane at the HQ of Canal Engineering.

Canal Engineering is a busy fabrication and welding company with 100 employees on site. Trainees will benefit from seeing first-hand the activities involved in engineering operations as well as being required to conform to real safe working practises, production and quality management systems.

This is not a simulated training environment although trainees will normally be under close, expert supervision in the dedicated Engineering Training Academy.

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To discuss a training course, arrange a visit to the Academy and receive expert advice, please contact the CEATA Training Manager; you’ll be glad you did!

Call: 0115 986 6321 or Email Us