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Manual Handling of Objects

Providing your workforce with manual handling training helps to highlight the dangers that poor manual handling poses, reduces work-related back injuries and minimises absenteeism.

Adhering to the All Wales Manual Handling Passport Scheme, this 1/2 day course trains people to lift and carry objects safely.

What is the All Wales Manual Handling Passport Scheme?

This Scheme has been developed by the Welsh Assembly Government, Health & Safety Executive (HSE), Unitary Authorities and NHS Wales to make the standards of Manual Handling consistent across the country. Employers and employees both benefit from having a recognised training standard that can be transferred to new departments and other organisations.

Who is it for?

This course is suitable and strongly recommended for all staff at all levels. Particularly for anyone whose work involves repetitive actions like lifting, pulling or carrying objects.

What will you learn?

  • Modules A and B of the All Wales Manual Handling Passport Scheme
  • Regulations, practice and responsibilities
  • Spinal anatomy and related injuries
  • The ergonomics of safe lifting
  • Risk assessment and risk reduction
  • Safe manual handling of objects

How is it assessed?

Delegates are continually assessed by our highly experienced St John Ambulance Cymru trainers.


Upon successful completion, delegates will receive a St John Ambulance Cymru certificate, valid for 2 years.