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Manual Handling Training

Here at HS Direct, we can provide you and your employees with Manual Handling training at our Sheffield Office. All of our Manual Handling training is carried out by our dedicated Health and Safety consultants (click here to see their qualifications).

You can have a look for our training courses for manual handling here, or in our full training packs here.

manual handling training sheffield

Our Manual Handling training courses are designed to raise the awareness of manual handling related issues and will last for approximately 1 hour. This training does not contain any practical element. If a practical element is required, please contact the office to arrange a site-based training session, where we can take into account specific issues that your employees encounter.

The Manual Handling training course will cover techniques, accident statistics, assessment requirements and common hazards. This training is perfect for anyone who is looking for training on how to work safely handling loads and equipment.

The cost of the training is just £65+VAT per person for clients and £75+VAT per person for non clients. These prices include hot and cold refreshments, and a Manual Handling certificate. Call us on 0114 244 4461 for more information or to book your places.

Please call 0114 244 4461 to enquire about any upcoming courses

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I don't have Microsoft Office or Microsoft Word, what should I do?

If you don't have Microsoft Office, or Microsoft Word installed on your PC or Mac, don't worry - you can still use our products. You can get a free alternative from Open Office.

Open Office Org is open-source developed alternative to Microsoft Office, developed by a large software company called Oracle. Open Source means the company who build the software, allow 100% use of it, 100% free.

Since Open Office is specifically developed to be exactly the same as Microsoft Office, with all the same programs in the suite (Eg: Word, Excel, Access and Power Point) - it will freely open any Microsoft Office file-format. Meaning, just because a document was written in Microsoft Word, doesn't mean it can't be opened in another program. Open Office will do that, and vise versa.

To download and install Open Office;

  1. Go to
  2. On the left hand side, click 'I want to download Open Office'. In the green box, click the main link which starts with 'Start downloading'
    • Windows Only:When the program has downloaded, click Install and wait for the program to install.
    • MAC OSX Only:When the program has downloaded, a notification box will pop up with an arrow from the Open Office Icon to the Applications Folder in Finder, drag the icon to the Applications folder to install the program.
  3. You are now ready to use Open Office, and the documents you have purchased from us.