harmonic osteopathy

specialist treatment for muscle and joint pain

Manual Handling Training

“This is the first training we’ve had that was actually relevant”

“The last guy told us that what we’ll go through is not very applicable to our job, So what’s the point?”

You can buy an online Manual Handling Training (MHT) course for £15.  This will teach you little more than you can learn for free from the HSE website except that it’s packaged nicely and you get a certificate to keep you up to date with legislation.

Almost without fail onsite or online MHT courses will follow the format of the HSE which, if you have seen, is of marginal benefit to the vast majority of manual workers.  Unless, of course, you work in a warehouse and lift boxes from the floor to the table or push objects around on a pallet truck or sack barrow.  It won’t help if you need to lift objects from a crate than inhibits knee bend, or within a confined area such as an aircraft; or if you are hammering or drilling or cutting a line in the road with a still saw; or if you are chopping food continuously for several hours (all common manual handling scenarios I have come across).

Our 100% practical training courses will teach you the principles of manual handling on site doing the tasks you do.  You will learn to feel the difference between good and bad technique and therefore understand the strain or lack of with different manual handling methods.