The CPD Certification Service was established in 1996 as the leading independent CPD accreditation institution operating across industry sectors to complement the Continuing Professional Development policies of professional institutes and academic bodies.

Osteopathic Solutions provide The CPD Certification Service Accredited Manual Handling Instructor (‘Train the Trainer’) Assessor Courses onsite and at public venues across the UK.

Our comprehensive, 'business wide' CPD Certification Service accreditation project was completed in July 2019.

The CPD Certification Service Accredited

Manual Handling Instructor

(Train the Trainer) Programmes

The accreditation process started with an Online Application with The CPD Certification Service Quality Consultant. Following this meeting using their Accreditation Programme Information Form, extensive documents were completed by our Director of Osteopathic Solutions, Gareth Milner supplying The CPD Certification Service information including the following:

  • Programme aims, objectives, learning outcomes, structure & delivery

  • UK Team Organisational Chart listing key roles & responsibilities for staff involved in delivery, supporting training, assessment & quality assurance

  • Assessment method including management of attendee retakes

  • Precourse & post course management

  • Version control & change history for all training & assessment materials

  • Inductions & professional development records & plans for all staff involved in delivery, assessment & quality assurance

  • Documented quality assurance strategy & procedures/ internal monitoring & evaluation processes/ procedure

This comprehensive process has supported business wide developments including specific Programme improvements with the attendee Manual Handling Instructor (Trainer) Practical Assessment (involving itemised marking criteria) and our Version 2 Manual Handling Instructor (Train the Trainer) Assessor Course Booklet (see below for a FREE COPY).

We are proud as a team of this accreditation and look forward to working with The CPD Certification Service for the long term and continuously improving our Instructor Programmes for our clients, helping them to reduce their manual handling related injuries with best practice, in-house, bespoke manual handling training and risk assessment programmes ensuring their compliance with UK Health & Safety Legislation including the Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992.

The principal Quality Assurer of our City & Guilds Accredited Programmes is our Director and Business Owner of Osteopathic Solutions Gareth Milner (left photo below), supported by our Senior Manual Handling Experts and Occupational Osteopaths Alan Reed (central photo) and Paul Henaghan (right photo).



Our Version 2 Manual Handling Instructor Course Booklet

Our comprehensive course booklet has been externally designed and printed into a glossy 67 page A4 booklet for our City CPD Certification Service Accredited onsite (job specific) and public Manual Handling Instructor ('Train the Trainer') Assessor Courses. Please view the video to the right of our Director Gareth Milner describing its content.

Our Version 2 course booklet includes the following new 'best practice' 


  • Manual Handling of CHEP pallets

  • Safer Lifting when a Squat Lift is not possible

  • Awkward Pushing & Pulling Tasks

  • Team Pushing & Pulling

  • Throwing Loads

  • Handling Attendee Questions/ Objections

To receive your Free Copy of our Version 2 Manual Handling Instructor (Train the Trainer) Assessor Course Booklet in PDF format please email Gareth with 'Free Course Booklet' as the email subject. 

Manual Handling Train the Trainer
Bespoke Manual Handling Training
Dolav at Pukka Pies
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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