Manual Handling and Backcare

SEPS can arrange two levels of manual handling and back care training courses: 

Manual handling for low risk environments

This course is intended for those involved in office and other low risk manual handling work activities. Course duration is 2.5 hours and follows a similar syllabus to the course below but with reduced emphasis on manual handling risk assessment and higher risk handling tasks.

Manual handling for higher risk environments including risk assessment

This course is intended for those involved in higher risk manual handling work or required to undertake manual handling risk assessment.  This course lasts for 3.5 hours.

This course is designed to make the participant aware of the need to observe good practise when moving objects within the workplace. The aim of the course is to introduce the delegate to the theory and practise of safe manual handling techniques.

Who should attend?
Manual Handling training is for people at any level and in any sector and allows companies to meet their obligations under the Manual Handling Operations Guidelines.

Course Content 

Introduction to safer manual handling
Health and safety legislation
Structure of the spine and spinal awareness
Common musculo-skeletal injuries
Risk assessment
The principals of good manual handling techniques
Practical session

Delegates who complete training will receive a certificate of attendance.

Booking a training place
This course will be held in the Conference Room of the Isabella Elder Building which is located on the first floor.  PLEASE NOTE if you are unable to access the first floor of a building with no lift please advise as soon as possible.  This course will be run on the dates shown below. To check availability and to book a place on either of these courses please do so through CoreHR.  To do this login to your CoreHR then click "Learning and Development". Under "Book a course", click the Category box to see the drop down menu, then choose the course you wish to book i.e. Manual Handling Course this will then give you a choice of courses and dates to book. Click the + sign to access course dates then book your course. To put your name on the waiting list for the next course you should email

A charge is made on the basis of recovery of costs for places on each of these courses and varies according to the type of course and number of people being trained. Indicative cost - £40 per person.

Course dates