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Manual Handling
Forklift Training
Dangerous Goods
Wheels, Tracks & Rollers

About Agoge Training
Book Training Online
Manual Handling
Forklift Training
Dangerous Goods
Wheels, Tracks & Rollers

Manual Handling Training

When we lift and move objects, heavy or not, our body is working. If we don't lift correctly, extra strain can be put on areas of the body that can't cope with the load. It is super important to understand how to handle heavy objects, and even more important to put these methods and techniques into practice each and every day. We need to make habits for ourselves, and our team/staff so that we're doing our best to prevent injury and work safely.

Agoge Training's manual handling course is structured on four simple manual handling techniques. We want to take the first step towards creating good habits, and to have these learnings used in every lift our trainees make.

Agoge's 4 simple manual handling techniques


Start warm

Before we start lifting heavy or awkward objects our bodies need to be warm and ready to go. We need to do a few exercises and stretches to get the body moving and ready for the lift and days work.

Get ready

There can be a number of risks and hazards in our work environment or the object we're about to lift may be heavier than expected. Scanning the environment and planning the lift helps us minimise the risks associated with it.

Power lift

We want to have correct physical technique with our bodies and to make a habit of this when we execute a lift. Ensuring that we are using the correct muscle groups to power the lift and maximising our 'power zone' are vital components to these habits.

Move & place

The lift doesn't finish once we have the object in our hands. Using our feet to move and face where we are going to place the load minimises the extra strain as we place the object where it needs to go.

Changing habits

Learning correct manual handling techniques is one thing... however, the real rewards come when we can actually change behaviour for the better. The manual handling essentials course is just the beginning to making these good behaviour habits.
Our manual handling training also offers a leadership training course; to give health and safety reps and team leaders the tools to lead change and develop habits with their work team. This course can be supplemented with a subscription to a toolbox to provide engaging material and quarterly onsite trainer visits. This aims to continue engagement with the team leaders and their staff to make sure good manual handling techniques aren't brushed under the mat and forgotten.

Agoge Training is now a division of IVS Training

The Agoge Group has sold the Agoge Training division to IVS Group. Agoge and IVS have agreed to partner long term, and the customers of the Agoge Group will continue to benefit from access to quality training.
  • You can still expect a passionate and experienced team providing you quality training. 
  • We are excited about this partnership with IVS, they are a reputable company that align's with our vision,  "People Matter ∴ Do Good"
  • You'll still have the same experienced trainers for the courses that we used to deliver as they are still with the Agoge Training business. 
Click here to be taken to the new Agoge Training site. You'll find out more about the forklift training courses and can book your course online.
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Ready to book your forklift training now and know what training you need? Book now through the new Agoge Training website or call 0800 021 169.
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