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NPORS Manual handling training – N704

health and safety manual handling

Awarding Body:

National Plant Operators Registration Scheme - NPORS

Training course type:

On-site training and assessment

Novice training course duration:

1/2 day

Novice candidate numbers:


Experience Worker Tests per day:



Manual handling

Card options:

5-year NPORS traditional card & certificate

Minimum age:



Tuppco instructors

What is manual handling?

Manual handling means transporting or supporting a load by hand or bodily force. It includes lifting, putting down, pushing, pulling, carrying or moving loads. A load can be an object, person or animal. This is included in the TUPPCO NPORS Manual handling training – N704

What does the TUPPCO NPORS Manual handling training course include?

  • Have a basic understanding of the industry, the dangers of working in the industry and their responsibilities as an operative
  • State the definition of manual handling, the main causes of manual handling injuries and the reason for manual handling training
  • Describe the function and shape of the human spin
  • Describe the function of the interverbal discs
  • Understand the effects of static loading and the risks involved in the team lifting
  • Demonstrate an understanding of formal and dynamic risk assessment
  • Identify and maintain PPE appropriate for manual handling operations
  • Conduct all necessary safety checks at the work area
  • Describe and demonstrate safe handling techniques and mechanical aids

Venue and equipment requirements:

  • Suitable and safe area to complete paperwork
  • Suitable welfare facilities
  • Risk assessment completed

HSE further information:

Theory assessment:

  • 20 multiple choice questions
  • 5 written questions
  • 4 marks per question
  • 80% pass mark required
  • Practical assessment criteria:
  • Classroom type

Where are TUPPCO NPORS Manual handling on-site training courses delivered?

Southwest – Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Dorset, Devon, Cornwall, Avon, Somerset, Herefordshire, Monmouthshire

Southeast – Oxfordshire, Kent, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire, Surrey, Sussex, Middlesex

Midlands – Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Bedfordshire, Northamptonshire, Shropshire

East Anglia – Hertfordshire, Essex, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, Norfolk

Aylesbury, Banbury, Basingstoke, Bath, Bedford, Birmingham, Brighton, Bristol, Cambridge, Cardiff, Cirencester, Cheltenham, Coventry, Exeter, Gloucester, Hereford, Hungerford, Milton Keynes, Newbury, Northampton, Oxford, Peterborough, Plymouth, Reading, Salisbury, Southampton, Stroud, Swindon, Taunton, Warwick, Winchester, Witney, Worcester, Yeovil

Recognised industries:

Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry, Construction, Marine, Industrial, Fencing, Landscaping, Civils, Highways, Quarrying, Environmental,


Lifting, Putting down, Pushing, pulling, Carrying, Moving loads.

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