Manual Handling Injuries are the largest single cause of accidents within the workplace in Ireland. To comply with the 2007 Manual Handling Regulations, staff engaged in manual handling must be trained in the safe handling of loads.

This Manual Handling course will train your 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

Who should do this course?

  • ALL employees are required to undergo Manual Handling training
  • ALL employees are required to repeat this course every 3 years

Related Courses

In certain workplaces Manual Handling training requires additional specialist modules. Please see also:

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Aims & 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

  • Dangers of careless and unskilled lifting methods
  • Manual handling Legislation
  • Principles of levers and laws of motion
  • Anatomy of the spine and muscular system
  • How the body is harmed through incorrect manual handling techniques
  • Importance of physical fitness
  • Use of Personal Protective equipment
  • How to handle loads safely
  • Practice lifting to and from ground level
  • Practice lifting to and from a height
  • Practice pushing and pulling
  • Practice lifting bags/sacks or other loads appropriate to the workplace

Course Certification

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