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ICTD International Centre for Training and Development

Available dates

Oct 27—31, 2019
5 days
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
USD 3300
USD 660 per day
Dec 8—12, 2019
5 days
Istanbul, Turkey
USD 3300
USD 660 per day
Dec 22—26, 2019
5 days
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
USD 3300
USD 660 per day


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About the course

Manual Handling helps employees assess the risks involved in moving, lifting or carrying heavy or awkward objects, and explains the correct techniques to use. With confident, well-trained staff, a business will reduce the risk of workplace injuries which can lead to long-term absence and costly legal action. This course ensures all employees are aware of correct lifting techniques and government guidance on maximum weight recommendations.

Course Objectives

At the end of the course participants will be able to:

  • Learn how to lift and carry to minimize strain
  • Learn guidelines for safe lifting and lowering
  • Minimize risk through evaluation

Course Outline


  • Create a stable base
  • Bend the knees
  • Correct grip and hold
  • Changing direction


  • Recommended maximum weights for men and women
  • Different weights apply in different levels of bending
  • Comparative Risk Levels
  • Lifting while seated
  • Review – Guidelines for Lifting


  • The Task (Movement, Distance, Work process)
  • The Load (Weight, Shape, Hazards)
  • The Environment (Layout, Floor Condition, Temperature)
  • Capability (Strength, Training, Preparation)

Course Methodology

A variety of methodologies will be used during the course that includes:

  • (30%) Based on Case Studies
  • (30%) Techniques
  • (30%) Role Play
  • (10%) Concepts
  • Pre-test and Post-test
  • Variety of Learning Methods
  • Lectures
  • Case Studies and Self Questionaires
  • Group Work
  • Discussion
  • Presentation

Who should attend

This course is for anyone who has to do any manual handling in the workplace – this includes office duties as well as the more obvious workshop & warehouse lifting & carrying. This course guides the delegates in a very practical way how to manually handle safely.

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