The Ashmolean Museum Security Training & Assessment Team

Manual Handling

Manual handling is deemed to be any transport or supporting of a load. This includes, lifting, putting down, pushing and pulling by hand or bodily force.

It is a requirement under the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974, the Manual Handling

Regulations 1992 and Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 to ensure, where Manual Handling in the workplace is carried out, that we should where possible;

  • Avoid Manual Handling
  • Carry out an assessment if there is a significant risk, and
  • Reduce the risk i.e. with appropriate training

Handling will always be required, so training and raising awareness are necessary to reduce the risks associated with this activity. This course is designed to help companies train their employees in manual handling and help reduce instances of manual handling injuries within the work place.

This Manual Handling Training Course will meet all required legislation.

The training session involves either a three hour manual handling course or a three hour manual handling risk assessment course, or both run consecutively over a six hour period. Please be aware to do the risk assessment course you must have completed the initial manual handling course.

This is a practical course with a practical assessment at the end of the session.

This course is held all year round either at our training and assessment centre, scheduled as per the demand, or at your work place.

Course objectives:
Participants will:

  • Have a basic knowledge of human anatomy.
  • Appreciate manual handling legislation and risk assessment.
  • Understand the principles of safe manual handling.
  • Be able to apply these principles to their own work situations.
  • Conduct risk assessments (for those involved with the Manual Handling Risk Assessor Course)

All personal protection clothing and equipment will be supplied however appropriate footwear will be required and supplied by the candidates.

The cost is £275 for up to 12 persons for the Manual Handling Course. There is an additional cost of £175 for the additional Risk Assessor Course if held on the same day.

Travelling costs may be incurred dependent on the area.

For further information, please contact us:
T: 01865 288298
To express an interest go to the Enquiry Form