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Manual handling training course trainer….a good move??


I am interested in becoming a trainer and I am really interested in training people in the CIEH level 2 Award in Manual Handling Principles and Practice course.
Although I would be new to "training" per se, I have spent 3 years as a teacher, and so am pretty confident in delivering training, and also I am partly involved in new staff training for my current employer (non-teaching).
Before I jump straight in and book myself onto the training course, and the necessary professional trainer certificate, I just wondered if anyone has any knowledge or experience in delivering this course and could advise on the demand for this type of training, whether it's a worthwhile course and are there any employers out there looking for trainers of this type of course!?!? etc. Many thanks!! Rob
Rob Hallam

3 Responses

  1. Manual handling areas
    I would say it depends what area of Manual Handling you want to venture in to. There’s industrial, medical – all sorts. If you know what sector you’d like to train in, then perhaps investigate that area more. Good luck!

  2. Manual Handling Training.
    CIEH is a provider of recognised training courses but you have to run their course. Might be fine for some businesses but not for others.
    I have been specialising in Manual Handling training of people for three years now (supporting it with general HEalth and Safety) The work is there but you have to work hard to get it as the market is very competitive and it is one of the areas the less scrupulous employers will try to spend as little as possible on.

    CIEH is fine for moving objects but if you want to be involved with moving and handling people then look at the RoSPA Safer People HAndlinng trainer course. It takes you up to delivering the Welsh “Passport” scheme which is national best practice.

    RoSPA also do other courses for Manual HAndling training of objects as well




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