NPORS - Manual Handling Training

Course Aims

​The NPORS Manual Handling  course aims to provide the candidate with a thorough practical and theory training in how to move and handle loads safely and be able to conduct a personal manual handling risk assessment in order to enable the candidate to pass the NPORS Theory and Practical Tests.


Course Content

  • Anatomy of the spine

  • Causes of back pain

  • Returning back to work

  • Moving and handling assessments

  • Manual handling legislation

  • Principles of safer moving and handling

  • Unsafe systems of work

  • Equipment demonstrations and practice

  • Manual handling risk assessment

  • Evaluation


Duration of Training

Training 0.5 day.



To achieve the NPORS Operators Card candidates must pass both the NPORS Theory Test and the Practical Test.