We specialise in providing both on-site training and courses delivered at our purpose designed training centre in Middlewich, Cheshire. The N704 Manual Handling course is delivered in a classroom setting using theory techniques, testing and a final course assessment.

There are two different Manual Handling courses available.
Manual Handling ~ half day course to identify and learn correct manual handing techniques
As a full day course, which is more in depth for Managers and supervisors. Please contact us for more details of this course.

Aims and Objectives

To identify and learn correct lifting techniques in order to minimise injury and to provide candidates will a basic understanding of correct manual handling techniques.

Delegate Eligibility – Entry Requirements

This course is designed for candidates of all abilities. We can assist candidates with any learning difficulties or where English may not be their first language, please mention when booking a course.

Course Duration

Half day for up to 10 Candidates : 1 Instructor

During a day we can run two half day sessions for Manual Handling.
Alternatively we can offer a different half day course such as Fire Warden i.e. AM session for Manual Handling followed by the PM session for Fire Warden.
There are a number of courses options available please do not hesitate to contact us if you would like more details.

N704 Manual Handling

Course Content

The course consists of the following elements:

  • Introduction to and the principles of kinetics
  • Film on the principles of lifting and how to avoid stress related injuries
  • The Spine
  • Health and Safety legislation
  • Weight limits and guidelines
  • Theory of Risk Assessment
  • Manual Handling techniques
  • Practical Risk Assessments
  • Manual Handling in the workplace
  • Demonstrations and supervised lifting & handling of clients

N704 Manual Handling

Learning Outcomes
  • Have a basic understanding of the industry, the dangers of working in the industry and their responsibilities as an operative.
  • Understand the definition of manual handing, the main causes of manual handling injuries and the reasons for manual handling training.
  • Describe the function and shape of the human spine
  • Describe the function of the inter-vertebral discs
  • Understand the effects of static loading and the risks involved in team lifting
  • Demonstrate an understanding of formal and dynamic risk assessments
  • Identify and maintain PPE appropriate for manual handling operations
  • Conduct all necessary safety checks at the work area
  • Describe and demonstrate safe handling techniques

N704 Manual Handling

Certification & Validation

This course can be registered with our awarding body NPORS or accredited by us Kentra Training. We are a registered training provider and our cards are suitable for the HSE and insurances. So candidates successfully completing this course will receive one of the following:

  • Kentra Training course validation and plastic (credit card size) ID card
  • NPORS registration and plastic ID card N704 Manual Handling

If NPORS is required we will need to notify them prior to the course, so please mention this when booking.
Our instructor will take the candidates picture on the day of training, which will appear on their ID cards.

N704 Manual Handling

The technical bit…


Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992, and amended by the Health and Safety (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2002 help employers manage, control and reduce the risk of injury from manual handling.

The Regulations originally came into force on 1 January 1993 and were made under the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 (the HSW Act). They:

■ implement into UK law European Directive 90/269/EEC4 on the manual handling of loads;
■ supplement the general duties placed on employers and others by the HSW Act;
■ supplement the broad requirements of the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 (the Management Regulations).
The Regulations apply to manual handling activities involving the transporting or supporting of loads, including lifting, lowering, pushing, pulling, carrying or moving loads. A load may be either inanimate, for example a box or a trolley, or animate, for example a person or an animal. The risks from manual handling can be found across all kinds of workplaces – on farms and building sites, in factories, offices, warehouses, hospitals, banks, laboratories and while making deliveries.

Course Requirements

This course can be delivered on-site where we come to you and use your equipment, alternatively you can come to us and we will provide everything you need for the course.

On-site Course Requirements

You will need:

  • A room for the theory session.
  • Candidates will need to know their own date of birth and National Insurance number.
Training Centre Course Requirements

For courses conducted at our training centre, in Middlewich we provide all the equipment, tools and supplies required to conduct the course.

  • Delegates will need to be suitably dressed for handling the equipment, including safety boots or steel toe-capped boots.
  • Candidates will need to know their own date of birth and National Insurance number.

Courses at our training centre can be run as open training programmes, meaning that if you only have one or two candidates, you can join a course with other delegates on a mutually convenient day.

How can we help

At Kentra Training Centre we are proud to offer a wide range of training courses and cater to the bespoke needs of our clients. Let us know when you need and how we can help you, and be sure of a friendly welcome from the team.

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We look forward to helping you with this N704 Manual Handling course or any of your training needs.

The Kentra Training Team

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More details on our blogs:

N704 Official NPORS Manual Handling Training

Manual Handling – our A 2 Z of Safety Training