Course description

Who should attend?

We recommend all employers consider this training as part of each new employee's induction.

Candidates need a basic command of English (defined as Level 2). While we are often able to provide support to people who do not have English as a first language, our ability to do so is limited by the time available and the number of people who require assistance. We may be able to make special arrangements if requested in advance. Please contact us if you need any guidance.

Booking for large numbers of students? Have a look at on-site training options.

Course duration

Half day (three hours).

Topics covered

This course covers how to move objects safely, so that risk to injury or strain is reduced.

  • Manual handling regulations
  • Risk assessment
  • Safer moving and handling
  • Spinal anatomy, structure and function

Students learn about spinal anatomy with support from a St John Ambulance trainer

Assessment and certification


Continuous observation by the trainer.


Successful candidates receive a St John Ambulance certificate, valid for three years.

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Any questions?

You can call us on 0344 770 4800

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