Manual Handling Training Courses2020-05-21T21:09:41+01:00

Manual Handling Training Courses

Correct manual handling techniques can make a huge difference.

We are all exposed at times to some form of manual handling such as lifting, carrying, pulling and pushing actions that can be compounded by simultaneous movements such as climbing or pivoting. personal injuries resulting from incorrect manual handling in the workplace accounts for over one million working days lost per year, as well as the pain and suffering experienced by the casualties.

The risks arising from manual handling have been recognised by the Health and Safety Executive for many years, as evidenced in their regulations and advisory activities promoting good practice. The Regulations require employers to provide their employees with health and safety information and training supplemented, as necessary, with more specific information and training on manual handling injury risks and prevention.

The Manual Handling training we deliver provides an ideal approach to safer and more effective manual handling – not only meeting Health and Safety Executive recommendations, but also promoting good and safe practices in any situation.

For more details about this courses including the subject areas that are covered click on our course overviews below:

Principles of Manual Handling Level 2 (RQF) 3 Hour Course

Principles of Manual Handling

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Safe Moving and Handling Level 2 (RQF) 6 Hour Course

Safe Moving and Handling

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Assessment & Certification

Assessment during these Manual Handling courses are on-going by the instructor, followed at the end with a multiple choice question paper. Upon successful completion, attendees will be awarded a nationally recognised Ofqual regulated certificate. These Manual handling qualifications do not expire, but refresher training and keeping up to date with changes to policies and procedures is vital to keep the qualifications current.


A maximum of 16 attendees can be accommodated on these courses and all delegates must be a minimum of 16 years of age to qualify.

Booking a course

We can arrange to deliver any of our Manual Handling courses onsite in your setting to groups or at our Halifax or Bradford training venue. We can run a single course with a maximum of 16 delegates for this particular course with one of our trainers. Bespoke training packages can be provided and we can offer discounts on block bookings. If you would like to talk further about the training we offer, don’t hesitate to contact us on (01422) 750024 or alternatively email us your requirements to

You can save up to £400 on your Training and Consultancy with GEM Safety!

Sign up to one of our new annual Training and Consultancy packages and you can save up to £400 on your Training and Consultancy, whilst paying for our Training and Consultancy services over manageable monthly payments! For more details click on this link GEM Safety Training & Consultancy Packages

You could be entitled to CITB Funding!

Are you aware that you could qualify to access up to £10,000 of CITB funding to invest into your training and development? At GEM Safety, we can help to secure funding, help to build your training plan, put together your training project and deliver your training. For more details, contact our Operations Manager, Alice Brooksbank at our Bradford office on (01274) 752777. For more details click on this link CITB Skills & Training Funding

COVID-19 Update

We are pleased to announce we reopened GEM Safety on Monday 1st June 2020 following our temporary closure due to the government restrictions that had been put in place. Our CSCS test centre is now available for bookings and our public training courses are starting from Wednesday 10th June 2020 onwards, all taking place at our COVID secure Halifax centre.

We want to reassure all delegates of our public courses, before attending, that we are taking extra steps to ensure the protection of yourself and others to maintain high standards concerning hygiene through this time. The health and well-being of our delegates and dedicated team will be a priority, which is why our upcoming public courses will be run in a COVID-19 secure venue with hand sanitisation stations, reduced attendee numbers and social distancing measures in place. We want to reassure all delegates before attending, that we are taking extra steps to ensure the protection of attendees on our courses to maintain high standards concerning hygiene through this time. We have always maintained the highest standards of cleanliness with all our training equipment and venues, but in addition to our usual hygiene processes, we are now limiting CSCS tests to 4 delegates per 1 hour slot. This is to ensure social distance between each delegate completing the tests. All computer equipment is disinfected after use and hand sanitisers are readily available at GEM Safety Ltd. We also recommend that attendees follow the Public Health England guidance when attending our courses which is included in our events listings. We look forward to seeing you on our upcoming Safety courses and CSCS tests!

We look forward to seeing you on our upcoming Safety courses and CSCS tests!