Manual Handling Training for Employees

This manual handling training course will equip employees with the principles of safe handling of load in order to avoid injuries, e.g musculo-skeletal disorders like back injury.

The training and certification applies to employees who perform manual handling activities such as: lifting, lowering, pushing, pulling, carrying, manoeuvring, reaching, steadying, transporting, and the likes.

Supervisors and managers will also find this moving and material handling hse training course beneficial.

Course overview

Manual handling hse training, otherwise known as moving manual material handling, involves the safe use of the hands and bodily movements to transport load materials. Incorrect manual handling is one of the leading causes of occupational injuries to employees.

This manual material handling hse training course teaches participants the principles, skills and techniques to safely perform manual handling operations, risk assessment and develop plans for safe handling of heavy load.

Organizations stand to benefit when they register their employees for this training because they will enjoy less absenteeism, sustainable employability and increased productivity! Further, corporate staff training is subject to a huge discount.

How long does a manual handling training take?

1 Day (or a weekend) including the assessment examination.

• Time: 10:00am - 3:00pm

• Date: We conduct manual handling training once a month from January to December.

• Training Schedule: Fridays (all training centers) | Saturdays (some training centers).

What is included in this manual materials handling hse training course?

• Introduction to manual handling.

• Legislation: who does manual handling affect?, duties of employers and employees.

• Hazards associated with manual materials handling: musculoskeletal disorders, slips, trips, falls, overexertion, repetitive motion.

• Risk assessment: hazards and the potential to cause harm or damage.

• What are the four key areas to consider when planning safe manual handling? TILE- the task, the individual, the load, and the environment.

• Preventing and controlling the risks: avoiding manual handling, team handling, mechanical aids, use of personal protective equipment (PPE), job hazard analysis.

• Safe manual handling techniques: practical demonstration of various lifting and materials handling techniques.

• Course summary and final assessment

Candidates would be assessed by:

• a written assessment of 20 multiple choice questions to be answered in 30 minutes;

• participants are expected to score a pass mark of 80%, and

• you can take the assessment as many times as you want at no extra charge.

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At the end of this course, participants will understand:

• What manual handling entails.

• The hazards and injuries caused by poor manual handling.

• What roles employers and employees have to play according to legislation.

• How to carry out risk assessment.

• Control measures to eliminate or reduce the risks to ALARP-as low as reasonably practicable.

• The importance of displaying permits and ensuring everyone is aware of it.

• Safe manual handling techniques.

There are no specific barriers, in terms of academic qualifications, skills or experience to entry to the manual materials handling hse training course.

The course is open to employees that engage in manual materials handling operations. Employers, managers, supervisors, and safety supervisors will also benefit from the training.

N30,000 per participant.

The course fee covers: registration, manual handling hse training course manual, refreshment, assessment and International OSHA standard certification from Hsetrain Int'l Ltd (RC 1514909).

Installmental payment is allowed. However, payment should be completed before candidate can seat for the certification assessment

We also give a discount for corporate organizations that register upto five delegates. You can also enjoy the discount when you register as a group.

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Candidates who successfully complete the course will receive internationally recognized certificates.

Furthermore, companies that register upto five participants will receive complementary attestation certificate from Hsetrain Int'l Ltd. This and other staff hse training documents could be used as a proof of compliance during audits.

Yes, the certificates are internationally recognized.

HSETrain Int'l (RC 1514909) is an accredited WSO manual handling hse training center in Nigeria. Accreditation No: 0464( Click to verify)

We are also accredited by:

• The National Industrial Safety Council of Nigeria (NISCN); Accreditation No: 10203

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• The Institute of Safety Professionals of Nigeria (ISPON) | Accreditation No: 7588

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• The Nigeria Red Cross Society. Accreditation No: Rv0104386 ( Click to verify)

We are affiliated to other international organizations, such as:

• QRO Certification LLP (Click to verify)

• TVE International Certification (Pvt) Ltd (Click to verify)

• Chartered Quality Institute (CQI) | International Register of Certified Auditors (IRCA)

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The course ensures compliance to Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), USA, standards.


• We provide accredited manual handling hse training in Lagos State @ 1st Floor Pontaville House, 1 Shasha Road, beside De Santos Hotel, Dopemu, Lagos Mainland. Phone: 08162430555;

• In Lagos Island @ Suite C191, behind Providus Bank, Road 2, Ikota Shopping Complex, VGC Lekki, Lagos Island. Phone 08169260852.

• In Port Harcourt @ 17 Trans-Woji Slaughter Road, beside NNPC Filling Station, Woji, Port Harcourt, Rivers State. Phone: 07067658743.

• In Abuja @ Suite C14, Nkwegu Plaza, A17 Old Federal Secretariat Road, Area 3 Junction, Durumi, Abuja FCT. Phone: 09068901163.

We also conduct manual handling hse training in Ibadan, Asaba, Enugu, Awka, Adamawa, Yenagoa, Kaduna, Warri, Owerri and other states in Nigeria.

Our trainings can also be conducted at your company facility and tailored to suit your needs.

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HSE Training Institute is the foremost safety and oilfield training provider in Nigeria. We are registered in Nigeria (RC 1514909) and have a proven track record delivering excellent courses to individuals and corporate organizations. The structure of our courses and materials are based on international standards and accreditations in safety and oilfield trainings.

We get feedback from employers of labour. Hence, we focus our trainings on the most practical aspects that are relevant to the industry.

We help organizations comply with regulations and build their management systems to ISO standards

You will get a globally recognized certificate that will boost your career and job search prospects, when you train with us.

Organizations usually use our certificates as a prove of compliance to regulations and employees show their bosses that they have gained their knowledge from the experts!

In addition, we offer job search assistance and free career counselling after training.

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HSE Training Institute provides training in a comfortable and secure environment with airconditioned training studios and free parking spaces.

Our courses are delivered by experienced instructors and our facilities are fully equipped with current industry instruction materials.

Participants are given training materials and support, after payment, to ease your learning.

In addition, our talent hunters are in constant touch with companies in order to supply skilled manpower from our pool of successful trainees.

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Classroom Training:

offers students the opportunity to attend one of our scheduled high-impact courses held across our ultra-morden facilities. . In-depth lessons and sectional quizzes in the theory and application of methods, ample opportunities for hands-on experience and valuable interaction with the instructors sets up the optimal environment for preparing students to confidently enter the work place and fulfill all the formal training recommended in international standards documents for qualification and certification of personnel.

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Online Training:

offers students and employers a significant benefit in savings of both time and travel expense. Web-based Training is a robust tool for anyone who needs the qualifying formal studies recommended by international industry standards but is perhaps too far away to attend a class at our facility, has scheduling constraints, or needs a handy way of taking a refresher course. Same quality of training and certification are obtained to give you "peace of mind".

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Corporate Training:

On-site Training at your location offers you the opportunity to save significant travel expenses for the employees you wish to have trained and still fulfill all the formal training recommended in the industry for qualification and certification of personnel: Our corporate clients enjoy bespoke training structure that suits their unique demands.

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We allow installmental payments. But payments must be completed on or before you seat for the certification assessment.

It is more than training, we deliver peace of mind!

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