Health and safety legislation in Ireland requires that all childcare staff engaged in manual handling must be given training in safe manual handling techniques where injury could happen.

This Manual Handling course is specially designed to train childcare staff to carry out manual handling tasks correctly and therefore avoid back injuries. By providing Manual Handling training for your staff you are complying with Health and Safety regulations and helping to prevent injuries in the workplace.

Training delivered onsite at your company's premises

  • 3 hour course
  • Max 12 participants per course
  • Certification valid for 3 years
  • Refresher courses available

Who should do this course?

ALL employees in the childcare industry in Ireland are required to undergo Manual Handling training AND refresher training every 3 years

Related Courses

Other Manual Handling training include:

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Childcare Manual Handling Training Objectives

The aim of this Manual Handling Training Course is to provide participants with the knowledge, skills and attitude to enable them to lift and move loads in accordance with good manual handling techniques and to avoid risk of injury. On completion of the course participants will be able to:

  • Recognise a load which is too heavy or awkward
  • Understand the limitations of the spine and muscular system
  • Lift and handle loads safely

Course Content

Practice of safe manual handling within Childcare includes handling children as well as inanimate loads, this childcare manual handling training course will teach you about:

  • How to handle inanimate and animate loads safely
  • Movement in nappy changing
  • Working on the floor
  • Working at low levels
  • Bath/bed transfer
  • Lifting a child
  • Side to side transfer of child
  • Walking a child
  • Recognise a load which is too heavy or awkward
  • Understand the limitations of the spine and muscular system
  • Conduct a manual handling risk assessment
  • Lift and handle inanimate loads safely
  • Dangers of careless and unskilled methods
  • Manual handling legislation
  • Anatomy of the spine and muscular system
  • How the body is harmed through incorrect manual handling techniques
  • Importance of physical fitness

Course Certification

Certification will be provided on successful completion of this Manual Handling training course. Certification is valid for 3 years.