Manual handling training

NPORS (National Plant Operators Registration Scheme) accredited manual handling training for experienced operators and novices.

Course objective

Manual handling training is an effective way of improving the overall safety of a working environment where manual handling activities occur.

Accredited by

NPORS (National Plant Operators Registration Scheme)

Accredited course name

N704 - Manual handling

Course content

  • Introduction to the course
  • Health & safety at work act
  • Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations
  • Risk assessments
  • Responsibilities imposed by the Manual Handling Operations Regulations
  • Arrangements to avoid manual handling where possible
  • Planning of workplace to minimise manual handling where possible
  • The process of manual handling in the workplace
  • Manual handling injuries and the activities which cause them
  • Correct manual handling techniques
  • Safe use of manual handling aids


Theory and Practical Examination.


1 instructor : 10 candidates



The duration of the course will vary depending on the experience of the candidates.

  • Novice operators: ½ day course
  • Experienced operators: 1 day course

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