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Established 2006 in Cockermouth and covering all of Cumbria

Manual handling training courses in Cumbria

Here at First Aid Associates, we offer manual handling training courses to people in Cumbria and the UK. Why not get in touch with us today?

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Principles of Manual Handling

Since 1992 (as amended in 2002), the manual handling operations regulations mean that employers have a responsibility to remove or reduce the risks arising from manual handling tasks. Around 36% of the reported injuries at work leading to absences of over 3 days are due to load handling incidents. An estimated 12.3 million working days are lost each year through work-related musculoskeletal disorders. The manual handling training course we offer at First Aid Associates in Cockermouth will enable your staff to assess risks and adopt safer working practices in line within the requirements of the regulations. Certificates are valid for 3 years. Check out further information below or to make an enquiry about booking, please contact a member of our team today. You can also check out our first aid courses too.

Our manual handling course covers the following subjects:

  • The law and manual handling; roles and responsibilities

  • How the back works; structure and function, causes of back pain and other handling related injuries

  • Reducing the risk of injury; risk assessing the task, load and environment

  • Safer lifting techniques


Assessment of the course is on a continuous basis by the trainer. In addition to offering manual handling training courses, we also offer an AED course to enhance the safety of the workplace and increase the skills of the first aider or worker.

Approved Qualsafe Awards Training Centre in Cockermouth, Cumbria

At First Aid Associates, we are an approved Qualsafe Awards Training Centre in Cockermouth offering a wide range of first aid training courses for corporate organisations and individuals in and around the Cumbria area and throughout the UK.

Your go-to trainer in Cockermouth for manual handling courses

For affordable manual handling training in Cumbria and throughout the UK, get in touch with First Aid Associates. Established in 2006, we have the experience and knowledge to help you and your workplace stay safe.

Call 01900 827506 or 07703 300407

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