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Manual Handling Training

Consultant & Registered Osteopath

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Jonathan joined us in 2015 and is our Peterborough based Manual Handling Training and Risk Assessment Consultant. Please view Jonathan's client testimonials below. Outside of Osteopathic Solutions Jonathan runs his own private Osteopathy practice. Away from work Jonathan enjoys going on cruises with his family and socializing in his local pub.

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'' I have been a practising Osteopath for 13 years and a Manual Handling  Instructor with Osteopathic Solutions since 2015. I believe that what makes Osteopathic Solutions such a successful unit is the collective base knowledge of all the Instructors with an eagerness both to inform and empower people to reduce the impact of physical strains on their daily lives.

My past includes 8 years in the Royal Navy followed by a career in light engineering. 

The most rewarding thing about being a Manual Handling Instructor is to be told on completion of a Course that people acknowledge and understand the consequences of poor and hazardous manual handling and clearly have an intention to change for the better. ''

Was the course well structured by our trainer? Did it flow? If not, how could it have been improved?


It flowed very well and the structure kept it interesting and informative.

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


None at all

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

All was delivered well. No improvement needed.


Please pass on the following fantastic feedback to Jonathan. 


I’ve just returned some of the example loads used in today’s training to the Kitchen.  They guys were so enthusiastic and interested in the topic of manual handling I could hardly get away! 

I also spoke to some of the office ladies who attended this afternoon’s session.  They were smiling!  And they couldn’t wait to tell me that it was so refreshing to hear, in a course of this title, HOW and WHY bad handling can affect our spines.


Never before have I seen and heard such enthusiasm from attendees of a manual handling course.  Fantastic.

Marie Ruffle, Human Resources Manager

Keble College, part of the University of Oxford


Just a quick email from all of us at Acorn Stairlifts to say how much we enjoyed Jonathan's 2 Day Instructor Assessor Course. It was delivered in a way that gently engaged us, but still made us want to listen. Amazed how much we all took in. I’m delivering a version of what Jonathan taught us a week tomorrow to the installers. I will be trying to replicate your style of delivery. Many thanks again.

Guy Howarth, Attendee

Acorn Stairlifts


The 2 Day Instructor Assessor Course was thoroughly enjoyable & informative. Jonathan is an excellent teacher & being taught by an Osteopath means you gain a greater understanding of the potential damage you cause to yourself from mishandling as well as giving great knowledge on why to perform activities in certain ways.

Richard Foster

Quality & HSE Manager

All three sessions were really well received by our warehouse teams and Jonathan got some very positive feedback from people who’d attended previous training courses and found them unhelpful. Everyone appreciated the explanation about how and why manual handling affects the spine.


On Thursday the warehouse manager emailed me to say they’d never received so mush positive feedback for a manual handling course. It definitely had a positive impact.


Jonathan is a good trainer and having someone with his knowledge and experience makes a significant contribution to the training.


Many thanks for providing an excellent training experience.

Christian Howe, Safety Manager,

Ingram Content


Just wanted to drop you a note to say thank you for a very professional training course. 

Jonathon was absolutely fantastic as the trainer.  He was really professional, engaging and informative.

Everyone said it didn’t feel like two hours at all.

All our staff, even those that don’t usually comment, all came and raved about him.


Thank you very much for an excellent course that will be remembered for a long time.

Sonia Fourie

Quality & EHS Manager

Sealed Air

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I have just asked our supervisors and have been told it was a very good course and they have all had good feedback from the operatives. The trainer was very knowledgeable and helpful. One operative said it was the best course we have every put them on! He even told a few of us desk bound people about sitting for too long etc! Very friendly man. 


So many thanks from us all!

Kristy Johnson

Buyer Procurement Officer 

South Kesteven District Council


Please say thank you to Jonathan on our behalf. I had fantastic feedback from people and they think this was the best Manual Handling training they have ever received.

Doris Pietniczka-Panek, Health & Safety/ HR Manager

The Parks Trust Milton Keynes

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The overall feedback was very good; and really enjoyed the way the course was put together and how Jonathan Simmonds worked with the staff. In fact, the majority of the staff that I have spoken to said they thought the first part, the class based section was very interesting and informative.

Graham Owen, Parks & Gardens Operations Manager

Southend -on-Sea Borough Council

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All feedback great. Jonathan is a good trainer and all the better for being an Osteopath rather than a 'Health & Safety' trainer.

David Clack

Health, Safety & Welfare Adviser & Course Attendee

Borough Council of King's Lynn & West Norfolk

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Can I ask if you can extend my thanks and appreciation to Jonathan on Cranswick's behalf. 


The feedback I have been getting from employees who attended has been fantastic, and as always, Jonathan was engaging and entertaining with many positive comments coming my way on his knowledge and delivery.


Thank you again Gareth to yourself and your team and I look forward to working with Osteopathic Solutions more in the future.

Giles Hodgskins, Safety Coordinator

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For information about Jonathan Simmond's Osteopathic Clinic in Oundle please click this link.

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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