Health and Safety Manual Handling Assessors Training Course

Phoenix’s Manual Handling Assessors Training equips delegates with the expertise necessary to teach manual handling technique, so staff can conduct manual handling safely in the workplace.

What is Phoenix's Manual Handling Assessor Training?

According to the HSE, more than 20 percent of all non-fatal workplace injuries in the UK are caused by incorrect handling, lifting and carrying. As such, providing proper manual handling training is vital for reducing the risk of injury in your organisation.

Phoenix’s Manual Handling Assessor’s Training equips delegates with the expertise needed to teach proper manual handling technique. Delegates also learn how to carry out manual handling risk assessments, enabling them to teach and evaluate manual handling practices across an organisation, reducing the risk of injury.

Learning options

1 learning type available

Benefits for Employers

  • Demonstrate your commitment to proper health and safety practice in your workplace

  • Reduce absence due to workplace accident or injury, increasing employee productivity      

  • Train an instructor to teach and monitor manual handling practices in the workplace

Benefits for Learners

  • Learn best practice for manual handling in order to teach others and help them avoid injury

  • Help promote a positive health and safety culture in your place of work

  • Develop your knowledge of manual handling legislation and guidance

Pass rates  

With pass rates above industry average for our one-day courses, taking a Phoenix health and safety course provides you with all the tools you need to succeed when studying.  

Designed by the Experts  

Each of our in-house are designed by our experts according to leading health and safety legislation, providing candidates with the information they need in compact and interactive courses.  

Student Approved  

With its unbeatable service, Phoenix provides industry-leading health and safety courses to thousands each year, earning us a 4.9/5-star rating on Trustpilot. 

This course is designed for those currently or planning to be in a training role within their organisation, enabling them to teach others proper manual handling technique.

The Manual Handling Assessors Training course can be studied in-house across 2 days.

The Manual Handling Instructors/ Assessor course covers the following topics:  

  • The reasons for managing health and safety – moral, economic and legal 

  • Legal requirements relating to manual handling 

  • Accident causation 

  • Risk assessment 

  • Common manual handling injuries 

  • Anatomy of the spine 

  • Manual handling risk assessment 

  • Manual handling control measures 

  • Safe lifting technique 

  • Communication and training skills 

The learning outcomes for this course are: 

  • Ability to train others in manual handling  

  • Knowledge of relevant legislation 

  • Ability to carry out a manual handling risk assessment  

  • Strong communication skills  

The Manual Handling Assessors Training is assessed in 2 parts: 

  • A short test paper, in which candidates must provide answers to demonstrate what they have learned. 

  • A practical assessment, in which candidates will plan and deliver a lesson to demonstrate that they can instruct effectively. 

Upon completing the Phoenix Manual Handling Assessors Training, many candidates study additional short courses with Phoenix in order to further their knowledge of health and safety, as well as key legislation. Suitable courses include:

  • What happens if I fail the assessment?

You can retake the assessment at no additional cost.

  • When and how will I receive my results and certificate?

Once you complete the course and assessment, a confirmation of results is available immediately. This certificate can be mailed to your business or directly to course delegates.

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