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Manual handling remains one of the biggest causes of work related ill health and accounts for over a third of reported injury/illness in this sector.

Training is one way that employers can work toward reducing the risk of handling injuries in the work place.

At Acorn as well as offering a range of manual handling training we also host the West of England Manual Handling, train the trainer course. Established over 20 years ago and endorsed by the College of Occupational Therapists the West of England train the trainer course takes place over six days equipping delegates with the skills necessary to become competent people handling trainers in their workplace and is a widely recognised and highly regarded trainer’s qualification.

The course is attended by a wide variety of staff from a variety of different sectors including health, social care, education, sales advisors and health and safety advisors.  Delivered in a relaxed informative manner our commitment is to support delegates to acquire the necessary skills, confidence and understanding to become excellent handling trainers.  The course includes information on back care and a back friendly lifestyle. Legislation and application to the work place including manual handling risk assessment and the application of all core handling skills. Practical skills and teaching presentations are assessed, using current best practice.

There is no minimum requirement however we ask that delegates have relevant hands on experience.

Providing in house manual handling training offers a range of benefits for organisations, staff teams and clients. Training will be provided by someone who is knowledgeable of your environment, equipment and clients. Making them better placed to respond to your needs. In house training is cost effective and the trainers course will quickly pay for itself.

For those customers requiring more general moving and handling trainer training, you can attend the first two days of this course, alternatively we offer bespoke key handler and load manual handling trainer training.

If you would like to discuss this course and how it might meet your needs then please contact us. 

Sarah Street, Director