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Manual Handling Training

Consultant & Registered Osteopath

Alan joined us in 2013 and is our Leeds based Manual Handling Training and Risk Assessment Consultant. Please view Alan's client testimonials below. Outside of Osteopathic Solutions Alan runs his own private Osteopathy practice. Away from work Alan enjoys cycling and camping with his family, sometimes at the same time!


'' I am a practising Osteopath and I diagnose and treat musculoskeletal disorders caused by manual handling on a daily basis. This gives me an advantage over ‘general training professionals’ as I can talk about actual examples of common manual handling injuries from practice. I am essentially a practical person and always look to give workable solutions to solve manual handling real world problems.

I have a wide range of experience in both Manual Handling and Moving & Handling of People settings; from Manufacturing sites, Warehousing, Refuse Depots, Food Factories, Schools, Fire & Rescue Services to Care Groups and Private Hospitals.


I love the job satisfaction I get when attendees who really don’t want to be on the course actual enjoy it and can apply what they’ve learnt in a practical way! ''

From my personal point of view I thought the course was excellent and well delivered by Alan.  I would recommend it to anyone who was considering doing the same course.

Mike Evans, Head of HSE

Icelandic Seachill & The Saucy Fish Co

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I thought everything went well. The trainer Alan Reed has a good commercial sense that sometimes certain manual handling tasks are unavoidable and we just have to find the safest way of doing a particular job.

I have seen some trainers who just say 'you shouldn't be doing that' and Alan discussed the task with the employees and worked out what should be done.

So very good from a business point of view.

John McGlynn, Health & Safety Manager

Turner Bianca

There was excellent feedback from the attendees. A big thanks to your trainer Alan Reed.

Caroline Bate, Health & Safety Coordinator

Bakkavor Bread

What did you like about our trainer’s delivery?


Alan’s delivery of the course was fantastic, the communication was excellent and his knowledge on the training was by far one of the best we have had here. All attending the course with Alan praised him highly and every question asked was answered with no hesitation.The training is highly recommended by us all.


What areas does our trainer need development in teaching skills?

We were more than happy with the skills displayed.

Were there any times that there were challenging attendees, & if so, how did our trainer manage them?


We had a trainee that was struggling with writing, but Alan ensured that a multiple choice assessment could be conducted which suited the employee.


Can we make improvements to the course structure, organisation, presentation & delivery?


Again apart from trying to ensure that we could remember everything in the 2 days, the course was the best we have had on site and will highly recommend to our other sites.

Aaron Eames, Health & Safety Manager


Just a quick not to say thanks very much for your excellent course. I was particularly impressed with your refreshing attitude to the problems in our manual handling environment and the exercises you gave me to assist in my daily routine. Though sceptical initially you certainly gave me some valuable advice which I will be putting into practice in my everyday work and home life.


Alec Aspden, Winchman Paramedic ATI

Bristow Helicopters

The feedback from the manual handling course was very positive. I was extremely impressed with Alan Reed's training methods and the techniques he showed members of staff.

Paul Stonehouse, Safety & Training Officer
Tor Coatings

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Attendee feedback:


What did you find most helpful & why?


J Clarke


Explanation on how and why using wrong handling techniques damage our body and the lasting effect that has on us. I though the content and training were very good.


A Moores


The way the course was presented, by an experienced person instead of the usual HR type. I found it was adaptive and helpful to learn with plenty of resources that we can use and pass on. I have re-read the course notes and watched the videos again and it's helped me to deliver back to my colleagues.

For information about Alan Reed's Osteopathic Clinics please click the links below

Selby Osteopaths

Good Health Centre

Osteopathic Solutions Ltd

T:  0845 299 3513


Company Registration Number: 07743200

VAT Registration Number: 139 388572

CPD Certification Service Member Number: 12602

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