Manual Handling Training

Course Aim:

To provide you with the information and training necessary to be competent in Manual Handling, in order to avoid injury to yourself and to others.

Course Objectives:

On completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Define Manual Handling.
  • State relevant Irish and EU Legislation.
  • Describe the basic Anatomy of the Spine.
  • Utilise correctly the 8 Principles of Safe Lifting.

Course Programme:

  • Manual Handling Legislation – as it applies to the employer and employee.
  • Dangers and harm caused by careless /unskilled methods of manual handling.
  • Principles of levers and laws of motion.
  • Anatomy of the spine and muscular system.
  • How to handle loads safely.
  • Practice in safe handling of loads.

Who Should Attend:

Under the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application Regulations) 2007, it is a requirement that ALL employees attend Manual Handling training.

Assessment & Certification:

To receive certification for Manual Handling all participants must successfully complete a theory quiz and a practical lifting assessment. The certification is valid for 3 years from the date of training.

Course Attendance:

  • Maximum of 12 participants.
  • ½ day duration.

“The ability to meet our legislative requirements through facilitating the theory section of the course online at a time convenient to both the business and the employee, enabled us as a Company to roll out this training on a large scale and with minimum disruption to the business.

The practical Manual Handling training was full of practical tips and based on our specific company requirements. All in all, we were really happy with the service provided and the trainers.”

Caroline Wiseman

Environment, Health and Safety Manager, IBS, a Xerox Company

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