SPA Module – Manual Handling

SPA Module – Manual Handling

Course Aim

To build on basic health and safety information by concentrating on risks specifically associated with Manual Handling

To understand the implications of: risk of personal injury, cost to the business, job security, environment not properly considered

Learning Objectives

On completion of this module delegates will be able to:

Identify key ways of lifting safely to prevent injury

Risk assess objects prior to lifting


  • Myths and legend
  • Back pain
  • Employer responsibilities
  • Your responsibilities
  • Assessing objects prior to lifting
  • Warming up
  • Supervision and team lifting.

Success Indicators

Assessment results: Will demonstrate an acceptable understanding of theory, increase in the awareness of Manual Handling techniques and control measures to be put in place.