Course Contents

This course runs for seven hours, between 9.30am – 4.30pm and can serve a maximum of 16 people.

  • Understand the reasons for safer manual handling
  • Understand how manual handling risk assessments contribute to improving health and safety
  • Understand the principles, types of equipment and testing requirements associated with manual handling safety
  • Be able to apply safer manual handling principles


This qualification is available to those over 14 years of age. Candidates should be physically capable of undertaking practical tasks in a safe manner. No previous knowledge is required, although it is recommended that learners have a minimum of Level one literacy and numeracy or equivalent.

About the Qualification

YMCA Bournemouth has teamed with Robust Safety Solutions, registered with UK Qualifications Network (UKQN) as an authorised training centre, to deliver this nationally recognised qualification. The qualification is regulated by Ofqual, Qualifications Wales and CCEA Regulation in Northern Ireland. The course content is designed to meet current UK legislation.

Re-qualification is recommended after three years. For more information about this qualification, click here

Learning Outcomes

This qualification indicates the individual can understand and apply the principles of safe manual handling in the workplace. The individual will have successfully learnt the course content which is designed to meet current UK legislation.


  • The Hinton Room, YMCA Bournemouth, Delta House, 56 Westover Road, Bournemouth, BH1 2BS
  • Townsend Youth Centre, Jewell Road, Townsend, Bournemouth BH8 0LT
  • The Stourvale Centre, 108 Stourvale Road, Bournemouth BH6 5JB

Attendees should remember to bring one form of photographic ID e.g. passport, driving licence, or two forms of non-photographic ID e.g. birth certificate, utility bill.


£45 per attendee (instant teas and coffee are available).


There is a short multiple choice questionnaire to pass this course.

Forthcoming Courses

Monday 7 September 2020, The Hinton Room

To Book

To enquire, please use the form below or call Martin Stockley on 01202 290451.

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Training Department
YMCA Bournemouth
Delta House
56 Westover Road
Bournemouth BH1 2BS

01202 290451 Ext. 4005