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moving and handling training course Bristol

As an employer, you must protect your workers from the risk of injury from hazardous manual handling in the workplace. Manual handling means transporting or supporting a load by hand or bodily force. It includes lifting, putting down, pushing, pulling, carrying or moving loads. A load can be an object, person or animal.



Acorn takes the time to gain an understanding of your manual handling requirements within your organisation to ensure we provide meaningful and relevant training. We are excellent at adapting courses to suit the particular customer needs and making manual handling training both relevant and enjoyable. Our Manual Handling of clients courses are aligned to the Skills for Health Core Skills Training Framework (CSTF).

On our Manual Handling Courses we look to equip all attendees with both the knowledge and skills on how to move loads correctly but also importantly also look at body posture when carrying out different types of activities.

For those undertaking general manual handling work we offer a half day Handling of loads course which not only covers moving and handling objects but also static and awkward postures. This course can also be delivered either at our centre in Warmley or at your work location where we can look to ensure that the practical elements match as far as possible the work your staff undertakes.

For those in the health and care sector we offer a Foundation Course, which is an all-day course covering both the theory of moving and handling people the legal issues involved along with practical work using a wide variety of equipment. In addition to this we offer a specific handling children course and refresher training enabling participants to update their knowledge and skills using a wide variety of equipment.  We also offer an emergency handling course where we focus on dealing with collapses and falls. All of our people handling courses are aligned with Skills for Health’s Core Skills Training Framework, giving you the confidence that the training will be both relevant and to high standard.

In addition to these we also offer evacuation chair training which is undertaken at your site and will ensure that attendees will be confident in using your evacuation chair in an emergency.

We are also able to offer bespoke versions of the above courses to ensure that we cover the specific tasks your staff undertake and where possible in their actual working environment.

You don’t have to take our word for it, take a look at our testimonials page where you will find great reviews, such as:

“Will definitely access more training in the future – one of the best I’ve attended for a while. 10/10”
KK, Jill Ferrie and Associates, Train the Trainer update course 04/06/2018

“For a subject that could have been less than exciting, Sarah made it informative, really interesting and lots of fun. I really enjoyed it. 10/10”
SA, Alimo Care, Foundation Level Manual Handling 17/05/2018

“I have always found Acorn and its trainers to be very knowledgeable, helpful and friendly. 10/10”
MM, Accolade Wines, Bespoke Manual Handling 16/04/2018

Further information on our Manual Handling Courses can be found here or to book onto our next course click here

Whatever your training needs, give us a call today 0117 958 2070 or e-mail us