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Train the trainer - manual handling

First Class - Train the Trainer - Manual Handling

This two day workshop will be full of practical exercises, tips and techniques on designing and delivering short sessions on manual handling awareness and safe practise. The programme will include opportunities to practise in a supportive environment.

Day one will give you information on manual handling techniques and structuring a training session. This will give you the tools with which to write a 20-30 minute manual handling training session. You will start to design this during the day and will be required to complete it over night.

On day two we will develop your confidence in delivering to groups and you will have the opportunity to deliver your session and receive feedback to develop further your delivery skills.

Overall Outcome
By the end of the programme you will be able to design and deliver short manual handling awareness training sessions for small groups in your workplace.

Please wear comfortable clothes, it is advised that ladies wear trousers and wear or bring flat shoes for the practical work.

Any questions
If you have any questions about the programme that aren’t answered in the enclosed information please do not hesitate to call Helen Ashton on 01608 682752 or email: [email protected]

Day 1


At the end of day 1 you will be able to identify:
What health and safety law requires
How the body moves and is affected by poor movement
The different risks involved in your job
How you can reduce and manage the risks

You will also be able to:
Plan and write a 20 – 30 minute training session




Welcome and Introductions
Programme and Outcomes Day 1 

What is manual handling?

An overview of the Health and Safety Law

The amazing body and how injury is caused!

The mechanics of movement

The principles of safe handling

In practise – the opportunity to practise handling items from the workplace




The training cycle

Identifying training needs

Identifying delegates’ learning styles

Designing and structuring a training session

Practise delivering a short training session

Review and questions



Day 2


By the end of the day you will have:

Developed a checklist for planning a training session

A list of techniques to involve all the delegates in the group

Delivered a 20 – 30 minute manual handling training session to a small group

A list of methods to evaluate training




Review of day 1 and any questionsFirst Class - Manual Handling

Outcomes and domestics for day 2

Planning, administration and practical issues

Group dynamics and managing a group

Trainer’s toolkit – more ideas to engage the different learning styles

Evaluating training

Tackling nerves




Practise sessions


Feedback and review

Recap on the programme and questions



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