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Manual Handling - Inanimate Loads
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Manual Handling (Objects)

According to the latest figures produced by the Labour Force Survey, British businesses lost 4.9 million days last year due to work related back pain at an estimated cost of £5 billion (HSE E077:05).

Around one person in every 100 is affected, which can have a huge impact on businesses and seriously affect an employee’s quality of life as well.

Our Manual Handling of Objects course can help prevent the misery and drain of work related back pain. We follow the All Wales Manual Handling Passport Scheme and can teach people how to lift and carry objects safely. We believe this training could significantly reduce work related back injuries, minimise absenteeism and in the long term, save your company money.

This courses teaches students all the vital information needed in a more intensive, 4 hour course.

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 it is for:

This course is vital for anyone whose work involves repetitive actions, lifting, pulling or carrying objects. We recommend that all employers incorporate this training into new staff inductions.

What you will learn:

  • Regulations, Practice and Responsibility
  • Spinal Anatomy and Relating Injuries
  • Risk Assessment and Risk Reduction
  • Back Care
  • Basic Rules and Practice
  • Risk Assessment in the Workplace
  • Optional Employer's Supplement


There is no formal assessment on this course. Students are continually assessed by our highly experienced St John trainers.


All successful delegates will receive a St John Wales certificate, valid for 2 years.


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