Manual Handling Train the Trainer Refresher Course

Recommended every 5 years, this course is designed to refresh and update previously trained individuals with the knowledge and skills to deliver Manual Handling Training within their own organisation.

Updated instructor materials including master overheads (PowerPoint format) are provided.

Delegate Pre-requisites

Documented evidence of previous training


3 days


Programme Objectives

At the end of the programme, participants will:

  • Learn the qualities required for effective instruction in manual handling
  • Be capable of preparing properly – self, course, class
  • Be competent to deliver manual handling to the required standard
  • Learn better presentation skills to improve self-confidence
  • Know how to conduct manual handling risk assessment
  • Have had practical experience of course preparation and delivery
  • Be independently assessed - knowledge and skill
  • Have the necessary "Tool Kit" to conduct internal training

Module 1 - Personal Development Instruction

  • Key personal qualities for a good instructor
  • Requirements for effective instruction
  • Preparation and planning
  • Presentation skills/demonstration skills
  • Motivation techniques

Module 2 - Manual Handling Course Detail

  • Structure and function of the human spine
  • Causes and prevention of back injuries
  • Dynamic and static awareness
  • Correct posture for dynamic/static work
  • Correct lifting techniques
  • Ergonomics aspects of manual handling
  • MSD
  • Risk assessment/workplace hazards
  • Environmental factors
  • Current legislation – key responsibilities

Module 3 - Trainee Practice

  • Preparation and planning
  • Course structure – purpose/content/logistics
  • Individual practice – preparation/delivery
  • Video/peer/instructor critique

Individual Assessment by External Assessor

  • Competence testing - theory/practical
  • Results/feedback
  • Close